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Title: Occupational Asthma Caused by Orangutan in a Zoo Animal Handler
Authors: Ng, T.P. 
Keywords: Animal allergy
Pongo pygmaes
Worksite challenge
Issue Date: Mar-1998
Citation: Ng, T.P. (1998-03). Occupational Asthma Caused by Orangutan in a Zoo Animal Handler. Singapore Medical Journal 39 (3) : 127-128. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: A zoo animal handler developed bronchial asthma for the first time from handling orangutans (Pongo pygmaes). He had prior allergic reactions (rhinoconjunctivitis and urticarial rash), but no asthma, to deer and other hoofed animals in the zoo. In a worksite challenge, immediate and late onset of asthmatic symptoms and airflow obstruction were provoked by carrying a baby orangutan for about 20 minutes.
Source Title: Singapore Medical Journal
ISSN: 00375675
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