Thursday, May 1, 2014

Occupational Asthma

Today we are presenting new review on Occupational Asthma from NEJM!
Asthma is common in the general population, including those in the workforce.Work exposures can cause or exacerbate asthma and can also be associated with asthma variants as well as symptoms that mimic asthma (e.g., the irritable larynx syndrome). In addition, even non–work-related asthma can affect the ability to work. This review focuses on current data about occupational asthma, defined as asthma due to conditions attributable to work exposures and not to causes outside the workplace.

Occupational AsthmaSusan M. Tarlo, M.B., B.S., and Catherine Lemiere, M.D.N Engl J Med 2014; 370:640-649 February 13, 2014 DOI: 10.1056/NEJMra1301758

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