Fatal asthma in a baker: a case report

Am J Ind Med. 1994 Dec;26(6):799-802. doi: 10.1002/ajim.4700260608.


A case of baker's asthma with a fatal outcome is described. Clinical features and the circumstances of death are recounted. While the case documents the potential severity of occupational asthma, it also illustrates the difficulties of managing occupational asthma in the absence of good social security.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Asthma / diagnosis
  • Asthma / etiology*
  • Asthma / physiopathology
  • Fatal Outcome
  • Flour / adverse effects*
  • Food Handling*
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Occupational Diseases / diagnosis
  • Occupational Diseases / etiology*
  • Occupational Diseases / physiopathology
  • Respiratory Function Tests