oa Current Allergy & Clinical Immunology - Work-related asthma : report on a refresher course hosted at the University of the Free State : allergies in the workplace

Volume 21 Number 2
  • ISSN : 1609-3607



The Department of Community Health at the University of the Free State (UFS) hosted a refresher course on 'Work-related asthma' during February 2008. The refresher course was aimed at occupational medical and nursing practitioners, general practitioners, lung function technologists and other stakeholders. The purpose of the course was to raise awareness among health and allied professionals as to the various phenotypes related to work-related asthma, namely so as to improve their identification, diagnosis and management. Work-related factors can be responsible for up to one-third of adult-onset asthma cases.

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