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Occupational asthma is a cause of adult-onset asthma with poor prognosis.

Burge, P Sherwood and Moore, Vicky C and Robertson, Alastair S (2015) Occupational asthma is a cause of adult-onset asthma with poor prognosis. The Journal of allergy and clinical immunology, 135 (3). p. 837. ISSN 1097-6825. This article is accessible to all HEFT staff and students via NHS Evidence www.evidence.nhs.uk by using their HEFT Athens login ID's.

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Abstract

We read with interest Westerhof et al's1 article investigating the factors associated with a poor prognosis for adult-onset asthma. We wonder whether they have data related to job and occupational exposures and the likelihood of occupational asthma. We have shown that patients with adult-onset asthma due to their work have accelerated FEV1 decline while exposure to the causative agent continues, which returns to normal rates of decline after the exposure ceases.2 Occupational asthma is thought to account for about 15% cases of adult-onset asthma.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: This article is accessible to all HEFT staff and students via NHS Evidence www.evidence.nhs.uk by using their HEFT Athens login ID's.
Subjects: WF Respiratory system. Respiratory medicine
Divisions: Planned IP Care > Respiratory Medicine
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Depositing User: Miss Adele Stanton
Date Deposited: 30 May 2015 07:05
Last Modified: 30 May 2015 07:05
URI: http://www.repository.heartofengland.nhs.uk/id/eprint/836

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