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Prevalence of sensitization to dermatophagoides pteronyssinus in several industrial populations

Jelena Macan ; Institute for Medical Research and Occupational Health, Zagreb, Croatia
Božica Kanceljak-Macan ; Institute for Medical Research and Occupational Health, Zagreb, Croatia

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APA 6th Edition
Macan, J. & Kanceljak-Macan, B. (1995). Prevalence of sensitization to dermatophagoides pteronyssinus in several industrial populations. Arhiv za higijenu rada i toksikologiju, 46 (4), 399-403. Retrieved from https://hrcak.srce.hr/145218
MLA 8th Edition
Macan, Jelena and Božica Kanceljak-Macan. "Prevalence of sensitization to dermatophagoides pteronyssinus in several industrial populations." Arhiv za higijenu rada i toksikologiju, vol. 46, no. 4, 1995, pp. 399-403. https://hrcak.srce.hr/145218. Accessed 23 Apr. 2021.
Chicago 17th Edition
Macan, Jelena and Božica Kanceljak-Macan. "Prevalence of sensitization to dermatophagoides pteronyssinus in several industrial populations." Arhiv za higijenu rada i toksikologiju 46, no. 4 (1995): 399-403. https://hrcak.srce.hr/145218
Harvard
Macan, J., and Kanceljak-Macan, B. (1995). 'Prevalence of sensitization to dermatophagoides pteronyssinus in several industrial populations', Arhiv za higijenu rada i toksikologiju, 46(4), pp. 399-403. Available at: https://hrcak.srce.hr/145218 (Accessed 23 April 2021)
Vancouver
Macan J, Kanceljak-Macan B. Prevalence of sensitization to dermatophagoides pteronyssinus in several industrial populations. Arh Hig Rada Toksikol. [Internet]. 1995 [cited 2021 April 23];46(4):399-403. Available from: https://hrcak.srce.hr/145218
IEEE
J. Macan and B. Kanceljak-Macan, "Prevalence of sensitization to dermatophagoides pteronyssinus in several industrial populations", Arhiv za higijenu rada i toksikologiju, vol.46, no. 4, pp. 399-403, 1995. [Online]. Available: https://hrcak.srce.hr/145218. [Accessed: 23 April 2021]

Abstracts
Skin tests with Dermatophagoides pteronyssinus were carried out by the standard prick method in six groups of industrial workers: meat processing workers (n=107), brewery workers (n-96), animal food workers (n-40), swine farmers (n=32), paper-mill workers (n-132) and wool-textile workers (n-111). The control group consisted of 158 subjects who were tested during the preemployment examinations and had not worked in industrial plants before. Skin reactions were read after 20 minutes by measuring the largest urtica diameter in millimeters. A diameter >3 mm was considered to be a sign of a positive skin reaction. In relation to the control group a significant (P<0.01) higher prevalence of positive skin reaction to D. pteronyssinus was found among the meat processing workers (41 vs. 13%), animal food workers (30 vs. 13%), swine farmers (34 vs. 13%) and wool-textile workers (32 vs. 13%). Results of the standard prick test were not significant for the brewery workers (21 vs. 13%) and the paper-mill workers (21 vs. 13% in controls). Our results demonstrate the need for applying specific individual health measures if working conditions favour the growth and reproduction of house dust mites.

Keywords
allergy; house-dust mites; occupational environment; skin prick test

Hrčak ID: 145218

URI
https://hrcak.srce.hr/145218

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