Occupational Asthma Reference

Harries MG, Burge PS, O'Brien I, Cromwell O, Pepys J, Blood histamine levels after exercise testing, Clin Allergy, 1979;9:437-441,

Keywords: histamine, exercise, ch, urticaria

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Sherwood Burge, Oasys Sherwood Burge

Jack Pepys, Royal Brompton Hospital Jack Pepys

Mark Harries, Brompton Hospital and Northwick Park Mark Harries

Oliver Cromwell, Brompton Hospital Oliver Cromwell

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Histamine has been measured in whole blood and in the plasma of twenty-three subjects following exercise testing of seventeen asthmatics and six normal controls. Whole blood histamine rose in both asthmatics and controls and was associated with a concomitant rise in the basophil count. Plasma histamine in the peripheral venous blood only rose in one patient who developed urticaria after exercise

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