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The allergist and the Workplace: Occupational asthma and rhinitis

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Abstract:

Occupational respiratory disease is a significant problem and appears to be on the rise. The allergist should make every effort to become familiar with the workplace environment and appreciate the many causes of occupational rhinitis and asthma. In addition to prescribing appropriate medications, the clinician should be the patients total health advocate in terms of encouraging changes in the working environment to benefit the patient. Inattention to this may result, particularly in the case of occupational asthma, in progressive respiratory deterioration.

Document Type: Review Article

Publication date: July 1, 2005

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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.

    Articles marked "F" offer free full text for personal noncommercial use only.

    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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