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Vol 73, No 3 (2022)
Case report
Submitted: 2021-08-12
Accepted: 2022-09-30
Published online: 2022-10-10
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Occupational asthma, rhinitis and contact urticaria in a salmon-processing worker

David Lucas123, Greta Gourier23, Richard Pougnet234, Jean-Domonique Dewitte234, Brice Loddé123
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Pubmed: 36217976
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IMH 2022;73(3):112-114.
Affiliations
  1. ORPHY Laboratory, University Brest, France
  2. Occupational and Environmental Diseases Centre, Teaching Hospital, Brest, France, 29200
  3. French Society of Maritime Medicine, Brest, France
  4. Laboratoire d’Etude et de Recherche en Sociologie (EA 3149), Université de Brest, France

open access

Vol 73, No 3 (2022)
MARITIME MEDICINE Case report
Submitted: 2021-08-12
Accepted: 2022-09-30
Published online: 2022-10-10

Abstract

We report a case of occupational allergy to salmon combining allergic asthma, allergic rhinitis and allergic contact urticaria in a 59-year-old salmon-processing worker. Parvalbumin is the most common allergen, but indeed sensitisation to tropomyosin, preservatives and spices could occur.

Abstract

We report a case of occupational allergy to salmon combining allergic asthma, allergic rhinitis and allergic contact urticaria in a 59-year-old salmon-processing worker. Parvalbumin is the most common allergen, but indeed sensitisation to tropomyosin, preservatives and spices could occur.

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Keywords

occupational diseases, occupational asthma, contact urticaria, case report, salmon

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Title

Occupational asthma, rhinitis and contact urticaria in a salmon-processing worker

Journal

International Maritime Health

Issue

Vol 73, No 3 (2022)

Article type

Case report

Pages

112-114

Published online

2022-10-10

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4158

Article views/downloads

613

DOI

10.5603/IMH.2022.0021

Pubmed

36217976

Bibliographic record

IMH 2022;73(3):112-114.

Keywords

occupational diseases
occupational asthma
contact urticaria
case report
salmon

Authors

David Lucas
Greta Gourier
Richard Pougnet
Jean-Domonique Dewitte
Brice Loddé

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