Occupational reactions in the seafood industry

  • Jean-Luc Malo
  • Andre Cartier


Occupational asthma is a common medical condition in subjects exposed to seafood- and fish-derived sensitizers. Sensitization can occur through inhalation of aerosols, or particles containing the offending sensitizer. Rhinoconjunctivitis and asthma symptoms are the main clinical features. An IgE-mediated mechanism can generally be demonstrated and atopy can be a predisposing factor. It is important to confirm the diagnosis through objective means and remove the affected workers from the workplace quickly. This type of occupational asthma can be used as a satisfactory model for human asthma from a pathophysiological and epidemiological point of view.


Asthma Clinical Review Peak Expiratory Flow Rate Occupational Asthma Malo 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jean-Luc Malo
    • 1
  • Andre Cartier
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Chest MedicineUniversité de Montréal onHôpital du Sacré-CoeurMontrealCanada

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