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  1. Definition and diagnosis of occupational asthma.

    Article - En anglais

    Asthma is the most frequent occupational lung disease.

    The diagnosis of occipational asthma, defined as variable airways narrowing, causally related to exposure in the working environment to specific airborne dustsn gases, capours or fumes, needs to be confirmed by objective means.

    This article reviews the different steps of investigation which are: history, pulmonary function tests, immunological tests, monitoring of peak expiratory flows and nonallergic bronchial responsiveness and, finally, the gold standard, specific bronchial provocation.

    Mots-clés Pascal : Asthme, Allergie, Exposition professionnelle, Médecine travail, Homme, Diagnostic, Fonction respiratoire, Appareil respiratoire pathologie, Bronchopneumopathie obstructive, Immunopathologie

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Asthma, Allergy, Occupational exposure, Occupational medicine, Human, Diagnosis, Lung function, Respiratory disease, Obstructive pulmonary disease, Immunopathology

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    Cote : 94-0331037

    Code Inist : 002B06C02. Création : 199406.