Can reactive airways dysfunction syndrome (RADS) transform into occupational asthma due to 'sensitisation' to isocyanates?

Christophe Leroyer, Luca Perfetti, André Cartier, Jean Luc Malo

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Abstract

The case history is described of a worker who presented with a history suggestive of reactive airways dysfunction syndrome which occurred after an acute high level inhalation of diphenylmethane diisocyanate. Further exposure at work, at a time when concentrations of isocyanates were no longer 'irritant', suggested occupational asthma; this diagnosis was confirmed by a specific inhalation challenge test.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)152-153
Number of pages2
JournalThorax
Volume53
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1998

Keywords

  • Isocyanates
  • Occupational asthma
  • Reactive airways dysfunction syndrome

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine

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