Silk-Induced Asthma

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Abstract:

The existence of professional allergens in the home environment is important because their avoidance usually resolves the problem completely. We report on a case of an asthmatic woman who, for five years, was helping her husband create large artistic screens with the cocoons of the silkworms. Extensive laboratory evaluation revealed that she was allergic to silk and her symptoms resolved in three months following discontinuation of her exposure to silk allergens.

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.2500/108854199778612626

Publication date: March 1, 1999

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  • Allergy and Asthma Proceedings is a peer reviewed publication dedicated to distributing timely scientific research regarding advancements in the knowledge and practice of allergy, asthma and immunology. Its primary readership consists of allergists and pulmonologists.

    The goal of the Proceedings is to publish articles with a predominantly clinical focus which directly impact quality of care for patients with allergic disease and asthma.

    Featured topics include asthma, rhinitis, sinusitis, food allergies, allergic skin diseases, diagnostic techniques, allergens, and treatment modalities. Published material includes peer-reviewed original research, clinical trials and review articles.

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    The journal is indexed in Thomson Reuters Web of Science and Science Citation Index Expanded, plus the National Library of Medicine's PubMed service.
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