Agent Name

Beetles

Major Category

Biological Agents

Category

Insect-Derived Allergens

Comments

Occupational asthma confirmed in a museum curator, a wool worker (Dermestidae spp), and a mechanic in a rye plant (Tribolium confusum); [Malo] The mechanic also had immunologic contact urticaria. [See Reference #1]

Reference Link

Occupational IgE-mediated allergy to Tribolium confusum (confused flour beetle).

Adverse Effects
Skin Sensitizer

Yes

Asthma

Yes

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Diseases

Occupational diseases associated with exposure to this agent: