Occupational asthma: natural history, evaluation and management

Occup Med. 1987 Apr-Jun;2(2):373-81.


A variety of occupational circumstances are capable of inducing asthma by specific exposure to airborne dusts, gases, vapors and fumes. The authors review the clinical history of the disease, including detection of exposures and diagnostic tests. The natural history of occupational asthma, its management and finally its prevention are then discussed.

MeSH terms

  • Asthma / diagnosis*
  • Bronchial Provocation Tests
  • Environmental Exposure
  • Humans
  • Intradermal Tests
  • Lung Diseases, Obstructive / diagnosis
  • Occupational Diseases / diagnosis*