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Clinical & Experimental Allergy

Tetracycline asthma—a case report*

Authors

  • M. P. S. MENON,

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    1. Department of Respiratory Allergy, V.P. Chest Institute, University of Delhi, Delhi 110 007, India
      Dr M. P. S. Menon, V.P. Chest Institute, University of Delhi, Delhi 110 007, India.
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  • A. K. DAS

    1. Department of Respiratory Allergy, V.P. Chest Institute, University of Delhi, Delhi 110 007, India
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  • *

    This report is part of a paper presented at the VIII Interasma Congress held in the Zeeland (Vlissingen, Middleburgh and the Haan) 6–10 October 1975.

Dr M. P. S. Menon, V.P. Chest Institute, University of Delhi, Delhi 110 007, India.

Summary

A mechanic working in the antibiotic capsuling section of a pharmaceutical company developed asthmatic attacks 1 year after starting work. His occupation involved exposure to a variety of chemical agents including tetracycline. He developed immediate weal and flare reaction to the intradermal test and an immediate (type 1) asthmatic response to intradermal, inhalation and oral challenge tests with tetracycline. On leaving the tetracycline plant he became symptom free.

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