A clinician's approach to determine the diagnosis, prognosis, and therapy of occupational asthma

Med Clin North Am. 1990 May;74(3):811-22. doi: 10.1016/s0025-7125(16)30554-5.


A large number of agents in the workplace cause occupational asthma. With the rapid introduction of new compounds into industries, it is likely that the prevalence of occupational asthma will continue to increase. This article defines occupational asthma as well as reviews the current tests used in diagnosing occupational asthma and therapies for treatment of patients.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Asthma / diagnosis
  • Asthma / etiology*
  • Asthma / therapy
  • Bronchial Provocation Tests
  • Humans
  • Occupational Diseases / diagnosis
  • Occupational Diseases / etiology*
  • Occupational Diseases / therapy
  • Prognosis
  • Skin Tests