Laboratory animal allergy (LAA) is a pervasive problem that affects up to one-third of laboratory animal personnel. An immediate hypersensitivity reaction can be triggered by contact with antigens present in urine, hair, dander and saliva of laboratory animals. The authors provide an overview of the epidemiology, triggering mechanisms, diagnosis, treatment and risk factors of LAA. They also discuss primary and secondary prevention measures that can be taken to reduce LAA morbidity and to allow personnel suffering from LAA to safely continue to do their jobs. © 2013 Nature America, Inc. All rights reserved.

The characteristics, treatment and prevention of laboratory animal allergy / Corradi, Massimo; Ferdenzi, Elisabetta; Mutti, Antonio. - In: LAB ANIMAL. - ISSN 0093-7355. - 42:1(2013), pp. 26-33. [10.1038/laban.163]

The characteristics, treatment and prevention of laboratory animal allergy

CORRADI, Massimo;MUTTI, Antonio
2013

Abstract

Laboratory animal allergy (LAA) is a pervasive problem that affects up to one-third of laboratory animal personnel. An immediate hypersensitivity reaction can be triggered by contact with antigens present in urine, hair, dander and saliva of laboratory animals. The authors provide an overview of the epidemiology, triggering mechanisms, diagnosis, treatment and risk factors of LAA. They also discuss primary and secondary prevention measures that can be taken to reduce LAA morbidity and to allow personnel suffering from LAA to safely continue to do their jobs. © 2013 Nature America, Inc. All rights reserved.
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