Current Allergy and Asthma Reports

, Volume 10, Issue 5, pp 373–380

Asthma and Rhinitis in the Workplace

Article

DOI: 10.1007/s11882-010-0122-2

Cite this article as:
Vandenplas, O. Curr Allergy Asthma Rep (2010) 10: 373. doi:10.1007/s11882-010-0122-2

Abstract

Accumulating evidence indicates that the workplace environment substantially contributes to the global burden of asthma and rhinitis. Work-related asthma and rhinitis represent a public health concern due to their health and socioeconomic impacts. This article summarizes the scientific evidence on sensitizer-induced occupational asthma and rhinitis that has been published during the past 5 years. The review addresses the strategies for diagnosing and managing these highly prevalent occupational diseases.

Keywords

AsthmaOccupational diseaseRhinitis

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Chest MedicineMont-Godinne HospitalYvoirBelgium