The diagnosis of occupational asthma confirmed by serial peak expiratory flow rate monitoring

Agripina Rașcu 1 , Eugenia Naghi 1 , Claudia Mariana Handra 1 , Ioan Anton Arghir 2 , Dana Mateș 3 , Laura-Georgiana Moise 1 ,  and Marina Ruxandra Oțelea 1
  • 1 Occupational Medicine Department, University of Medicine and Pharmacie “Carol Davila” Bucharest, Romania
  • 2 Faculty of Medicine, University “Ovidius” of Constanța, Romania
  • 3 Occupational Medicine Department, National Institute of Public Health, , Bucharest, Romania

Abstract

Occupational asthma, the most common occupational respiratory disease in industrialized societies, accounts for 5-10% of all cases of asthma diagnosed in the world. The number of cases is increasing given the development of the “consumer society”. We aim to discuss a case of occupational asthma that we have confirmed using internationally validated methods.

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