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Occupational asthma to fish
  1. Louis-Philippe Boulet,
  2. Francis Laberge
  1. Institut universitaire de cardiologie et de pneumologie de Québec, Université Laval, Québec, Québec, Canada
  1. Correspondence to Dr Louis-Philippe Boulet, Institut universitaire de cardiologie et de pneumologie de Québec, 2725, Chemin Sainte-Foy, Québec, Canada, QC G1V 4G5; lpboulet{at}med.ulaval.ca

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Allergic responses to a variety of seafood have been described, including fish.1–6 We report the evaluation of a 31-year-old worker who developed occupational asthma following exposure to sole fish (Yellowfin sole). She had been working in a restaurant's kitchen, cooking different types of products including fish, most often sole.

In the last 3 years, this worker had developed erythema and pruritus of the hands and forearms while she was manipulating fishes such as sole. In the month before being assessed at our Centre, she had increasing symptoms of dyspnoea, chest tightness and wheezing when she was exposed to cooking fumes from sole fish. …

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