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  1. Early reaction type allergies and disease of the respiratory passages in employees from persulphate production.

    Article - En anglais

    The prevalence of positive skin-prick test reactions to ammonium persulphate and potassium persulphate (1% and 5% solutions) was tested in a cross-sectional study on 52 employees of a company producing persulphates after a case of « persulphate asthma » was observed.

    A random test of 13 persons without occupational exposure to persulphates served as controls ; among them all the skin-prick test reactions were negative.

    Eight company employees showed a positive skin-prick test reaction to at least one of the persulphate solutions tested.

    Employees showed lower lung function results with a positive prick test reaction than did employees with a negative result.

    The positive skin-prick reactions correspond well to the anamnestic data and indicate a possible relationship to obstructive ventilation disorders.

    The results therefore suggest an IgE-induced, allergic pathomechanism of « persulphate asthma » triggered by persulphates.

    Mots-clés Pascal : Ammonium Peroxomonosulfate, Potassium Peroxomonosulfate, Exposition professionnelle, Asthme, Homme, IgE, Médecine travail, Appareil respiratoire pathologie, Bronchopneumopathie obstructive, Allergie, Immunopathologie

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Ammonium Peroxomonosulfates, Potassium Peroxomonosulfates, Occupational exposure, Asthma, Human, IgE, Occupational medicine, Respiratory disease, Obstructive pulmonary disease, Allergy, Immunopathology

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    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 95-0592615

    Code Inist : 002B03L06. Création : 01/03/1996.