volume 17, issue 4, P199-203 1996
DOI: 10.2500/108854196778996912
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Abstract: We present some cases of rhinitis and asthma in wooding workers exposed to hard or soft woods. The specific provocation test confirmed the diagnosis of rhinitis in three patients and of asthma infour.Rhinitis was caused by oak, beech, and pine, while asthma was caused by obeche, chestnut, acacia, and iroko. Occupational exposure to the specific wood, before onset of symptoms (symptom latency), was shorter for patients with asthma. All seven patients with respiratory symptoms were nonsmokers; three were atopie…

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