Una nuova patìa da vicinanza: la rinite da stirene.

Translated title of the contribution: A new environmental pathology: styrene-induced rhinitis

F. Candura, L. Perfetti, L. Cretti, E. Galdi, G. Biscaldi, R. Fonte, G. Moscato

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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 contributionA new environmental pathology: styrene-induced rhinitis
Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)3-6
Number of pages4
JournalGiornale Italiano di Medicina del Lavoro
Issue number1-4
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1993

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Rehabilitation


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