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By David I. Bernstein, Moira Chan-Yeung, Jean-Luc Malo, I. Leonard Bernstein

Addressing each key section of occupational asthma-including disorder mechanisms, scientific prognosis, remedy, and different types of causative agents-this 3rd version provides a professional survey of the main influential advances and study within the box. providing new and elevated chapters on genetics, environmental tracking, pathophysiology, pores and skin and pulmonary interactions, and the surveillance and prevention of occupational bronchial asthma, this consultant will stand by myself because the most recent resource at the subject.

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K. I. A. Editors’ Note: In the first and second editions of Asthma in the Workplace, this chapter was coauthored by Drs. Jack Pepys and I. Leonard Bernstein. Dr. Pepys’ contribution was the ‘‘Introduction’’ through the section entitled ‘‘Simulated Occupational Provocation Tests,’’ which the editors decided to retain in toto for this issue. This section includes a review of some of Dr. Pepys’ key contributions to occupational asthma and therefore reinforces the dedication of this book to him. The remaining sections of the chapter, beginning with the section ‘‘Current Status of Occupational Asthma,’’ have been revised by I.

The difference between the two materials is the addition of phenylglycine acid chloride as a side chain to the 6-amino-pencillanic acid to make ampicillin. Identical asthmatic reactions were given after oral administration of a dose of the relevant antibiotic (Fig. 8). Immediate-type reactions to phenylglycine being made in large amounts have also been reported (61). Figures 4 and 5 show the reproducibility of the reactions in the occupational-type test. Two female asthmatic hairdressers were tested as if at work by mixing in a mortar a hair-bleaching agent with hydrogen peroxide (62).

Their sensitivity could be shown by the test consisting of as little as a single breath of fume from heated materials. Their diagnostic value was shown in a patient thought to have asthma due to TDI to which he, however, gave a negative reaction; an acute immediate reaction was given to a heated cured resin containing phthalic acid anhydride. In another subject, painting with a liquid bisphenol A resin to which triethylene tetramine was added gave a late asthmatic reaction to the mixture but not to the resin alone.

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