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Laboratory animal allergy in a pharmaceutical company.

Abstract:

A cross sectional survey was carried out on 138 workers exposed to laboratory animals. Sixty (44%) had symptoms in a self completed questionnaire that were consistent with laboratory animal allergy (LAA) of whom 15 (11%) had chest symptoms. There was a positive skin prick test to one or more animal urine extracts (rat, mouse, guinea pig, rabbit) in 13% and 38% had a positive radioallergosorbent test to urine extract. LAA chest symptoms were almost five times more common in atopic than non-ato...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Population Health
Hawkins, ER More by this author
Gordon, DJ More by this author
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Journal:
British journal of industrial medicine
Volume:
45
Issue:
10
Pages:
660-666
Publication date:
1988-10-05
ISSN:
0007-1072
URN:
uuid:6ef08df8-48d5-43f6-80ea-7cb235c9567e
Source identifiers:
351680
Local pid:
pubs:351680

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