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Title: Occupational asthma due to ethylene diamine.
Authors: Ng, T.P. 
Lee, H.S. 
Lee, F.Y.
Wang, Y.T.
Tay, V.L.
Tan, K.T.
Issue Date: May-1991
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
ISSN: 03044602
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