Pneumomediastinum is a possible acute complication of severe occupational asthma

Gianni Pala, Patrizia Pignatti, Gianna Moscato

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Occupational asthma has been reported to be the most common chronic respiratory occupational disease in many developed countries, and as with other occupational lung diseases, occupational asthma is potentially preventable. We report the case of a 24-year-old baker who experienced pneumomediastinum as a consequence of workplace exposure. This is the first report of pneumomediastinum as an acute complication of occupational asthma, and it exemplarily shows that the lack of medical surveillance at the workplace may lead to an acute, although unusual, complication. Copyright

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)79-81
Number of pages3
JournalIranian Journal of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2012


  • Baker
  • Occupational asthma
  • Occupational rhinitis
  • Pneumomediastinum
  • Wheat flour

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Immunology and Allergy


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