We describe a subject with occupational asthma caused by several aromatic herbs : thyme, rosemary, bay leaf, and garlic.
The diagnosis was confirmed by specific inhalation challenges in the laboratory.
Although immediate skin reactivity was demonstrated to the herbs the subject reacted to by inhalation, RAST showed that garlic was the most potent allergen by weight, the other herbs showing less reactivity.
These aromatic herbs, bay leaf, thyme, and rosemary, should be included among agents causing occupational asthma in the food industry.
Mots-clés Pascal : Asthme, Allergie, Romarin, Laurier, Thym, Ail, Plante condimentaire, Exposition professionnelle, Etiologie, Allergène, Etude cas, Canada, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Adulte jeune, Homme, Appareil respiratoire pathologie, Bronchopneumopathie obstructive, Immunopathologie, Médecine travail, Maladie professionnelle
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Asthma, Allergy, Rosemary, Laurel, Thyme, Garlic, Flavoring crop, Occupational exposure, Etiology, Allergen, Case study, Canada, North America, America, Young adult, Human, Respiratory disease, Obstructive pulmonary disease, Immunopathology, Occupational medicine, Occupational disease
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Code Inist : 002B06C02. Création : 10/04/1997.