Occupational Asthma Reference

Venables KM, Newman Taylor AJ, Asthma related to occupation of spouse, Practitioner, 1989;233:809-810,

Keywords: oa, as , platinum, pt, ne

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Tony Newman Taylor, Royal Brompton Hospital, London Tony Newman Taylor

Kate Venables, Oxford University Kate Venables

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Two spouses are described whose asthma was precipitated by meeting their partner after they had returned from work. One is likely to have been sensitised by platinum salts carried from work on her husbands clothes. The second may have been sensitised to rat urine from a rat previously at home, but reacted to kissing his wife when she came home from her work as a small animal scientist. Both were much better after their spouses showered and changed clothes before coming home.

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