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Occupational Asthma – key concepts for primary care

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15% of new or recurrent asthma in adulthood is due to workplace exposures. Occupational asthma occurs due to an allergic reaction to an airborne allergen whereas ‘work exacerbated (pre-existing) asthma’ is a response to non-specific irritants. If detected early, occupational asthma is curable but a false positive diagnosis can have devastating consequences.

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  • Authors: J Feary & P Cullinan
  • Keywords: asthma; rhinitis; occupational; work
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