Occupational Respiratory Allergic Diseases in Healthcare Workers
Auteur Jacek M. Mazurek
Auteur David N. Weissman
Publication Current Allergy and Asthma Reports
Date Nov 2016
Résumé Healthcare workers (HCWs) are exposed to a range of high and low molecular weight agents that are allergic sensitizers or irritants including cleaners and disinfectants, natural rubber latex, and various medications. Studies have shown that exposed HCWs are at risk for work-related rhinitis and asthma (WRA). Work-related rhinitis may precede development of WRA and should be considered as an early marker of WRA. Avoidance of...