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Old and new causes of occupational asthma.
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PMID:  21978851     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
International reviews suggest that the median proportion of adult cases of asthma attributable to occupational exposure is between 10% and 15%. Therefore, it is essential that clinicians have a broad knowledge of the various causes associated with occupational asthma. Occupational asthmagens are categorized as low-molecular-weight (LMW, ≤1000 kd) and high-molecular-weight (HMW, ≥1000 kd) antigens. The purpose of this article is to review the most common representative LMW and HMW causes of occupational asthma over the past 70 years, with specific emphasis on newer causes reported over the past 5 years.
Santiago Quirce; Jonathan A Bernstein
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Immunology and allergy clinics of North America     Volume:  31     ISSN:  1557-8607     ISO Abbreviation:  Immunol Allergy Clin North Am     Publication Date:  2011 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-10-07     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8805635     Medline TA:  Immunol Allergy Clin North Am     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  677-98     Citation Subset:  IM    
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Copyright © 2011 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Department Allergy, Hospital La Paz Health Research Institute (IdiPAZ), Madrid, Spain.
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