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Occupational asthma due to low molecular weight agents: eosinophilic and non-eosinophilic variants.

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BACKGROUND: Despite having a work related deterioration in peak expiratory flow (PEF), many workers with occupational asthma show a low degree of within day diurnal variability atypical of non-occupational asthma. It was hypothesised that these workers would have a neutrophilic rather than an eosinophilic airway inflammatory response. METHODS: Thirty eight consecutive workers with occupational asthma induced by low molecular weight agents underwent sputum induction and assessment of airway ph...

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10.1136/thorax.57.3.231

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Journal:
Thorax
Volume:
57
Issue:
3
Pages:
231-236
Publication date:
2002-03-05
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EISSN:
1468-3296
ISSN:
0040-6376
URN:
uuid:818b8374-7085-4217-8531-a08b393ed7e4
Source identifiers:
435358
Local pid:
pubs:435358

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