Prevalence of Sensitization to Anisakis simplex Among Professionally Exposed Populations in Sicily

Gabriele Di Lorenzo, Maria Fatima Massenti, Francesco Vitale, Guido Lacca, Ambra Provenzani, Walter Mazzucco, Maria Stefania Leto Barone, Maria Fatima Massenti, Anna Maria Di Noto, Francesco Vitale, Antonella Costa

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Abstract

Anisakis simplex (AS) is a cause of allergic sensitization and potential occupational risk is suggested in fishermen and workers assigned to fish processing and sale. A cross-sectional study was conducted in order to assess possible health effects of occupational exposure to AS in workers recruited from western Sicily fisheries sector. Social, demographic, and occupation-related data were collected. Serum total immunoglobulin E (IgE) and specific IgE levels to AS (threshold >0.35 kU/L) were determined by an fluoroimmunoassay technique. Ninety-four subjects with potential occupational exposure (fishmongers, fishermen, fish industry employees) were recruited. Specific AS IgEs were detected in 20.2% of the study population. AS IgE seroprevalence was elevated 6.7-fold (p = .03) among fishermen/sailors compared with fish industry workers. The study suggested the importance to adopt specific prevention strategies against exposure to AS in the occupational setting.
Lingua originaleEnglish
pagine (da-a)91-97
Numero di pagine7
RivistaARCHIVES OF ENVIRONMENTAL & OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH
Volume67
Stato di pubblicazionePublished - 2012

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Toxicology
  • Health, Toxicology and Mutagenesis
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Environmental Science(all)

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