Occupational asthma due to colistin in a pharmaceutical worker

Susana Gómez-Ollés, Federico Madrid-San Martín, María Jesús Cruz, Xavier Muñoz

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    Abstract

    To our knowledge, this is the first case report of a 24-year-old man working in a pharmaceutical company transporting and storing raw materials who developed occupational asthma (OA) to colistin. The specific inhalation challenge confirmed the diagnosis of OA to colistin. Specific IgE was not detected, because dot-blot analysis was negative at all colistin concentrations tested. To our knowledge, OA due to a peptide antibiotic has not previously been described. This antibiotic should be listed as a trigger of OA. © 2010 American College of Chest Physicians.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)1200-1202
    JournalChest
    Volume137
    Issue number5
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 1 May 2010

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