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|Title:||Occupational asthma due to ethylene diamine.|
|Authors:||Ng, T.P. |
|Citation:||Ng, T.P., Lee, H.S., Lee, F.Y., Wang, Y.T., Tay, V.L., Tan, K.T. (1991-05). Occupational asthma due to ethylene diamine.. Annals of the Academy of Medicine Singapore 20 (3) : 399-402. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.|
|Abstract:||We report a case of bronchial asthma due to ethylene diamine in a chemical worker. The typical relationship with work exposure was elicited from the occupational history and serial peak flow measurements. A late dual asthmatic reaction was seen in bronchial provocation test with ethylene diamine. Bronchial hyper-responsiveness to isopropyly alcohol and histamine was observed and was likely to be the result rather than a predisposing factor for the development of occupational asthma. Amines are a powerful group of small molecular weight asthmatogens that are commonly used in various types of industries locally and should be recognised in the clinical evaluation of workers with asthma.|
|Source Title:||Annals of the Academy of Medicine Singapore|
|Appears in Collections:||Staff Publications|
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