We describe the case of a 36 ys aged woman complaining of symptoms of oculorhinitis with itching, occasional dyspnea and laryngeal constriction. The patient related her symptoms with the emission of dusts and steam from a factory in the neighbourhood producing manufactures using polyester resins dissolved in styrene. No bronchospastic response was obtained after challenge with methacoline and ultrasonic nebulization of distilled water, which instead provoked a significant increase of nasal resistance. The inhalation challenge with styrene produced a dual nasal response. To our knowledge this is the first case of non occupational neighbourhood rhinitis provoked by styrene.
|Translated title of the contribution||A new environmental pathology: styrene-induced rhinitis|
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Giornale Italiano di Medicina del Lavoro|
|Publication status||Published - Jan 1993|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health