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Occupational and food allergy : focus on allergen extracts

Author: Nicolette Wilma de Jong
Publisher: [S.l. : s.n.], 2004
Dissertation: Proefschrift Erasmus Universiteit Rotterdam.
Edition/Format:   Thesis/dissertation : Thesis/dissertation : English
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The aim of this thesis is, first, the diagnostic work-up of occupational and food allergies in the absence of well-validated commercially available standardised extracts for Skin Prick Test.

Second, to investigate cross-reactivity in occupational and food allergic patients.

Third, the treatment of, employees with an occupational allergy in order to enable the continuation of work.

The number of work-related symptoms among greenhouse workers is increasing and the prevalence of food allergies is rising.

The sequence of diagnostic procedures is the history first, followed by skin tests and RAST tests, and challenge tests as final instruments.

Unfortunately, commercial standardised extracts to diagnose the more uncommon allergies caused by relatively unknown allergens are generally not available.

Therefore, we made new in house manufactured extracts, for the diagnosis of occupational and food allergies e.g.

several flower pollen, A.

cucumeris, latex, fruits (peach, kiwi, banana, avocado), and hazelnut.  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Proefschriften (vorm)
Additional Physical Format: Occupational and food allergy
(NL-LeOCL)292036345
Material Type: Thesis/dissertation
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Nicolette Wilma de Jong
ISBN: 9077595732 9789077595732
OCLC Number: 66620504
Description: 117 p. : ill. ; 24 cm. + stellingen.
Responsibility: Nicolette Wilma de Jong.

Abstract:

The aim of this thesis is, first, the diagnostic work-up of occupational and food allergies in the absence of well-validated commercially available standardised extracts for Skin Prick Test.

Second, to investigate cross-reactivity in occupational and food allergic patients.

Third, the treatment of, employees with an occupational allergy in order to enable the continuation of work.

The number of work-related symptoms among greenhouse workers is increasing and the prevalence of food allergies is rising.

The sequence of diagnostic procedures is the history first, followed by skin tests and RAST tests, and challenge tests as final instruments.

Unfortunately, commercial standardised extracts to diagnose the more uncommon allergies caused by relatively unknown allergens are generally not available.

Therefore, we made new in house manufactured extracts, for the diagnosis of occupational and food allergies e.g.

several flower pollen, A.

cucumeris, latex, fruits (peach, kiwi, banana, avocado), and hazelnut.

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