Merget R, Dierkes A, Rueckmann A, Bergmann EM, SchultzeWerninghaus G, Absence Of Relationship Between Degree Of Nonspecific And Specific Bronchial Responsiveness In Occupational Asthma Due To Platinum Salts, Eur Respir J, 1996;9:211-216,

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Study aimed to assess the quantitative association of bronchial responsiveness to methacholine (MCh) and platinum salts (Pt) in workers with Pt-induced occupational asthma. 57 subjects with Pt-induced asthma underwent skin prick tests with Pt and bronchial challenge with MCh. 5/57 had normal bronchial responsiveness (BHR) in platinum asthma (12%). There was no univariate correlation between BHR to MCh and Pt, but there was a correlation between skin reactivity to Pt and BHR to Pt. Authors conclude that there is moderate association between BHR to Pt and skin reactivity to Pt. There is no association between methacholine responsiveness and BHR to allergen in Pt-induced occupational asthma.

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