Putting chemical and environmental sensitivities in perspective.

Title

Putting chemical and environmental sensitivities in perspective.

Creator

Waickman F J; Vojdani A

Publisher

Otolaryngologic clinics of North America

Date

1998
1998-02

Description

Chemical sensitivity has been recognized for an extended period. Over the last 30 years or more, there has been a growing number of chemicals to which humans are being exposed. Some people have become sensitive to one or more of these chemicals and present this sensitivity in a wide variety of signs or symptoms. Single or multiple organ systems may become involved. This article is intended to give an overview on the existence and recognition of chemical sensitivities and how they may be diagnosed and treated. The important item is to educate physicians to the existence of chemical sensitivity and to consider this in their differential diagnosis when the patient presents with the signs, symptoms, or clinical pattern that is explained.

Subject

Allergens/immunology; Cellular/immunology; Environmental Exposure; Environmental Illness/*diagnosis/immunology/physiopathology/therapy; Food Hypersensitivity/diagnosis; Humans; Hypersensitivity; Hypersensitivity/diagnosis/therapy; Immediate/immunology; Immunity; Incidence; Multiple Chemical Sensitivity/*diagnosis/immunology/physiopathology/therapy; Otorhinolaryngologic Diseases/diagnosis/immunology/therapy; Physical Examination

Rights

Article information provided for research and reference use only. All rights are retained by the journal listed under publisher and/or the creator(s).

Pages

55–67

Issue

1

Volume

31

Citation

Waickman F J; Vojdani A, “Putting chemical and environmental sensitivities in perspective.,” NEOMED Bibliography Database, accessed October 20, 2021, https://neomed.omeka.net/items/show/3859.

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