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Work-exacerbated asthma.
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PMID:  23153604     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
A task force of the American Thoracic Society has defined work-exacerbated asthma (WEA) as the worsening of asthma caused by conditions at work. Occupational asthma (OA) is asthma that is initiated by occupational exposures in people without prior asthma. In contrast, WEA is asthma (already present or coincident [new onset]) that is worsened because of conditions at work. This difference is critical because asthma is a common disease (present in approximately 7% of working adults). Among working adults with asthma, approximately 20% may have WEA. WEA has potential implications regarding asthma morbidity, health care use, and the economy.
Anthony M Szema
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Clinics in chest medicine     Volume:  33     ISSN:  1557-8216     ISO Abbreviation:  Clin. Chest Med.     Publication Date:  2012 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-11-16     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7907612     Medline TA:  Clin Chest Med     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  617-24     Citation Subset:  IM    
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Published by Elsevier Inc.
Department of Medicine, Allergy Section, Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Northport, NY 11768, USA; Department of Medicine, Stony Brook University School of Medicine, Stony Brook, NY 11794-8161, USA. Electronic address:
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