Advances in acid anhydride induced occupational asthma

Curr Opin Allergy Clin Immunol. 2002 Apr;2(2):89-92. doi: 10.1097/00130832-200204000-00001.


The acid anhydrides have been signal occupational agents for study because of their inherent and complex biological activity and the wide range of associated occupational airway disease that is manifest in exposed workers in a variety of occupational settings. This year in review has shed light on many of the complexities of anhydride exposure, biologic reactivity and airway disease.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Asthma / chemically induced*
  • Asthma / immunology
  • Disease Models, Animal
  • Haptens / immunology
  • Humans
  • Models, Immunological
  • Occupational Diseases / chemically induced*
  • Occupational Diseases / immunology
  • Occupational Exposure
  • Phthalic Anhydrides / adverse effects*
  • Phthalic Anhydrides / metabolism


  • Haptens
  • Phthalic Anhydrides