Merget R, SchultzeWerninghaus G, Muthorst T et al, Asthma Due To The Complex Salts Of Platinum: A Cross-Sectional Survey Of Workers In A Platinum Refinery, Clin Allergy, 1988;18:569-580,

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Anamnestic and immunological data of platinum refinery workers were compared (group A: workers with work-related symptoms (8); group B: workers with symptoms not clearly work-related (9); group C: asymptomatic workers (13) and controls (group D: atopics (10); group E: non-atopics (16)). Exposure to platinum salt was higher in group A than in groups B or C. All subjects of group A and 3 workers of group B, but none of the workers of the other groups, showed a positive cutaneous reaction to platinum salts. Total serum IgE was higher in groups A and D than other groups, however platinum salt-specific IgE was higher in group A. Histamine release with platinum salts was found in all groups and was highest in atopic controls. Authors conclude that neither histamine release from basophils with platinum salts, nor RAST for the detection of platinum salt-specific IgE are helpful in the diagnosis of platinum salt allergy.

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