What are the sensitivity and the specificity of an expert medical history and examination in the diagnosis of validated occupational asthma?

* 3 Free histories taken by experts have high sensitivity, but their specificity may be lower.


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Principal reccomendations

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Physicians should confirm a diagnosis of occupational asthma supported by objective criteria (functional, immunological, or both) and not on the basis of a compatible history alone because of the potential implications for future employment.

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