Prevention of Work-related Asthma: Study Search

Prevention LevelSecondary
Study Year1997
Molecular Weight of AgentLMW
Agent CategoryDiisocyanates
Specific AgentToluene diisocyanate (TDI)
Occupation Workers in general population
Outcome/DiagnosisOccupational asthma
Activity Intervention Removal from exposure (2 years)
Participation RateLimitation: no report of participation rate
Intervention EffectivenessAt follow-up for 35 subjects, favorable prognosis was associated with shorter duration of symptoms prior to diagnosis (p<0.05), immediate cessation of exposure after diagnosis (p<0.05), milder degree of airway hyperresponsiveness at diagnosis (p<0.05), and presence of specific IgE (p<0.10).
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