Occupational asthma caused by chromium and nickel

María Jesus Cruz, Roser Costa, Eduard Marquilles, Ferran Morell, Xavier Muñoz

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    We report the case of a 40-year-old woman who developed occupational asthma following exposure to chromium and nickel in the nickel-plating section of a metalworks company. Skin prick tests for specific antibodies proved positive for nickel chloride at a concentration of 1 mg/mL and negative for potassium dichromate. The specific bronchial provocation test confirmed the diagnosis of occupational asthma due to exposure to chromium and nickel. The patient presented a late positive reaction to nickel chloride (0.1 mg/mL) and an immediate positive reaction to a 10 mg/mL solution of potassium dichromate. These results indicate a dual response to nickel and chromium in this patient.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)302-306
    JournalArchivos de Bronconeumologia
    Issue number6
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2006


    • Chromium
    • Nickel
    • Occupational asthma


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