- Animal foodstuffs industry
Incidence: significant numbers of workers are affected, however there are only a few factories involved in this activity. Mechanism is almost always type I IgE-dependent. Subjects are almost always atopic. There are some common antigens between Candida tropicalis and Candida albicans.
Sensitization to the Candida tropicalis bacteria in petrochemical products, occurring when the powdered product is bagged. This pathology remains rare.
Cough, asthma and occasional coryza during working hours with symptom-free periods when away from the factory.
IDR with Candida tropicalis at 1/10000 and 1/1000 m/v. No known immunological assay.
Use of bronchial provocation tests has not been reported.