Prognosis of occupational asthma

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Abstract

Background: Occupational asthma (OA), is an important clinical condition with substantial morbidity and associated costs. Since the original description of OA we have learned a great deal about the natural history. The prognosis of OA is determined by many factors. These factors and confounding variables in the presentation of OA will be presented. Results: A review of the available literature indicates that OA may have complete resolution or may persist for years following its initial presentation. Conclusion: The importance of timely removal or adequate respiratory protection from potential sources of OA is highlighted.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)593-596
Number of pages4
JournalAnnals of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology
Volume83
Issue number6 II
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1999

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Immunology and Allergy
  • Immunology
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine

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