Agent Name

Anisakis simplex (nematode)

Major Category

Biological Agents

Category

Animal-Derived Allergens

Comments

Occupational asthma in a chicken breeder and a fish monger was confirmed by bronchoprovocation testing. [Malo] Can cause contact urticaria; [Kanerva, p. 100]

Reference Link

Occupational generalised urticaria and allergic airborne asthma due to anisakis simplex.

Adverse Effects
Asthma

Yes

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Diseases

Occupational diseases associated with exposure to this agent: