Occupational Asthma Reference

Baur X, Chen Z, Hurter T, Asthma and rhinoconjunctivitis caused by castor bean dust, Pneumologie, 1998;52:539-540,

Keywords: castor bean, oa, cr, rhinitis, agriculture, shopwork

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Xaver Baur, Institute of occupational medicine, Hamburg Xaver Baur

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A 57 years old trader of agricultural goods with chronic asthma had attended our medical department for diagnosis and therapy. Since more than 35 years the patient had always experienced work-related asthma episode and rhinoconjunctivities when he worked in workplace where castor-bean oil cake as fertilizer was sold. With the intensive contact with castor-bean containing goods beginning about eight years ago, his asthma attack had become chronic. The allergological diagnosis confirmed that he had high-degree type I-allergy to castor-bean allergens

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