Journal of Okayama Medical Association
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木村 郁郎 岡山大学医学部平木内科
守谷 欣明 岡山大学医学部平木内科
山名 正俊 岡山大学医学部平木内科
大熨 泰亮 岡山大学医学部平木内科
高田 宏美 岡山大学医学部平木内科
白井 孝一 岡山大学医学部平木内科
西崎 良知 岡山大学医学部平木内科
谷崎 勝朗 岡山大学医学部平木内科
国政 郁哉 岡山大学医学部平木内科
西下 明 岡山大学医学部平木内科
高野 純行 岡山大学医学部平木内科
河原 宏 西大寺保健所
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Clinical examinations were performed in 1969 on patients with allergic occupational asthma caused by inhaling the body fluid of sea-squirts attaching to the shell of cultured oyster. The allergic symptoms caused by inhaling the body fluid of sea-squirts were rhinitis, conjunctivitis, bronchitis and bronchial asthma. The sea-squirt asthma was observed in 43 out of 201 oyster shuckers. Positive skin test was seen in 95.2% of 21 cases with sea-squirt asthma. And Prausnitz-Kustner reaction of the asthma was observed in 10 out of 11 cases. Obstrutive disturbance in lung function tests was shown only in a few cases because examination was performed in resting intervals and the subjects were of old age. It is clear that there is a close relation between basophils and allergic reaction caused by sea-squirt asthma as shown by an increase of basophils in the pre-attack stage of working periods.