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https://doi.org/10.2478/10004-1254-59-2008-1858

Work-Related Asthma in Automobile Spray Painters: Two Case Reports

Jordan Minov orcid id orcid.org/0000-0002-9870-4756 ; Institute of Occupational Health - WHO Collaborating Center for Occupational Health and GA2LEN, Skopje, Macedonia
Jovanka Karadžinska-Bislimovska ; Institute of Occupational Health - WHO Collaborating Center for Occupational Health and GA2LEN, Skopje, Macedonia
Kristin Vasilevska ; Institute of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Skopje, Macedonia
Snežana Risteska-Kuc ; Institute of Occupational Health - WHO Collaborating Center for Occupational Health and GA2LEN, Skopje, Macedonia
Sašo Stoleski ; Institute of Occupational Health - WHO Collaborating Center for Occupational Health and GA2LEN, Skopje, Macedonia


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str. 117-125

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This report describes two patients who had developed asthma after working as automobile painters with isocyanate-based aerosol paint for two years or over. In both patients asthma was confirmed using the standard diagnostic procedure. One of the subjects was atopic. One was ex-smoker and the other had never smoked. Neither had a family history of asthma. The symptoms occurred after workplace exposure lasting two years in one patient and three in the other. As both reported work-relatedness of the symptoms, they underwent serial peak expiratory flow rate (PEFR) measurement and bronchoprovocation testing. Significant work-related changes in PEFR diurnal variations and in non-specific bronchial hyperresponsiveness (NSBH) were observed in one patient, suggesting allergic occupational asthma (OA), while the other patient was diagnosed work-exacerbated asthma (WEA). Our data confirm that spray painting is an occupation with increased risk of respiratory impairment and asthma.

Ključne riječi

bronchial provocation tests, isocyanates, occupational asthma, peak expiratory flow rate, work-exacerbated asthma

Hrčak ID:

24820

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https://hrcak.srce.hr/24820

Podaci na drugim jezicima: hrvatski

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