Occupational Asthma Reference

Vandenplas O, Delwiche J-P, Auverdin J, Caroyer J-M, Binard-Van Cangh F, Asthma to tetramethrin, Allergy, 2000;55:417-418,

Keywords: Chrysanthemum cinerariifolium, new cause, Belgium, pyrethrum, challenge, NSBR, case report, new cause

Known Authors

Olivier Vandenplas, Universite Mont-Goginne, Yvoir Olivier Vandenplas

If you would like to become a known author and have your picture displayed along with your papers then please get in touch from the contact page. Known authors can choose to receive emails when their papers receive comments.


PYRETHRUM is extracted from the flowers of Chrysanthemum cinerariifolium (botanic family of Compositae). The active components of pyrethrum are esters of chrisanthemic and pyrethric acids (i.e.pyrethrins, cinerins, and jasmolins), which are collectively referred to as pyrethrins. Pyrethrum and pyrethrins have been used since the early 19th century for control of
indoor insect pests as well as for direct application to man and animals. Synthetic analogs, termed the pyrethroids (e.g. permethrin, allethrin, tetramethrin, and permethrin), have been developed to enhance insecticidal activity and photostability.
The patient sprayed insecticides. Histamine PC20 was 0.125 mg/ml. After a control challenge with a paint diluent, the subject sprayed an insecticide
formulation containing 0.2% tetramethrin and 0.1% fenitrothion, which resulted in a dual asthmatic reaction

Full Text


Please sign in or register to add your thoughts.

Oasys and occupational asthma smoke logo