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Interaction of smoking and atopy in producing specific IgE antibody against a hapten protein conjugate.

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A survey was carried out of a population of workers exposed to tetrachlorophthalic anhydride, an acid anhydride epoxy resin curing agent known to cause asthma. Using a radioallergosorbent test with a tetrachlorophthalic anhydride human serum albumin conjugate, specific IgE antibody was detected in serum from 24 out of 300 factory floor workers exposed to tetrachlorophthalic anhydride. Of these 24, 20 (83.3%) were current smokers compared with 133 (48.2%) of 276 without antibody (p less than 0...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
Nuffield Department of Population Health
Sub department:
Population Health
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Author
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Journal:
British medical journal (Clinical research ed.)
Volume:
290
Issue:
6463
Pages:
201-204
Publication date:
1985-01-01
ISSN:
0267-0623
Source identifiers:
245626
Language:
English
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Pubs id:
pubs:245626
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uuid:c4282821-3010-4e90-a98b-6aaaeed7fae4
Local pid:
pubs:245626
Deposit date:
2012-12-19

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