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Miedinger D, Malo J-L, Cartier A, Labrecque M, Malt can cause both occupational asthma and allergic alveolitis, Allergy, 2009;64:1228-1229,

Keywords: Canada, allergic alveolitis, malt, occupational asthma, specific inhalation challenge, no sputum eosinophilia, NSBR, maltster, skin prick test

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André Cartier, Hôpital de Sacré Coeur, Montreal, Quebec, Canada André Cartier

Jean-Luc Malo, Hôpital de Sacré Coeur, Montreal, Quebec, Canada Jean-Luc Malo

Manon Labrecque, Hôpital de Sacre Coeur, Montreal, Quebec, Canada Manon Labrecque

David Miedinger, Lucern, Basel and Montreal David Miedinger

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Specific inhalation challenge can help differentiate occupational asthma from allergic alveolitis caused by malt.

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Occupational asthma: occupational asthma from malt occupational asthma from malt

One previous case report of occupational asthma from malt thought to be due to contamination, unclear whether malt in current case was from the workplace or not
Abstract Available for Brewer's asthma due to malt contamination Heaney LG, McCrea P, Buick B, MacMahon J, Brewer's asthma due to malt contamination, Occup Med (Oxford), 1997;47:397-400,


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