Authors: Vovolis, Vasilios; Galatas, Ioannis
Source: Allergy and Asthma Proceedings, Volume 20, Number 2, March-April 1999 , pp. 107-108(2)
Publisher: OceanSide Publications, Inc
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
Publication date: March 1, 1999
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