Characterisation of Occupational Allergy to Drosophila

2015-08-31 23:23:23 | BioPortfolio


Allergy is a very common problem and can be a handicap in everyday life, specially when symptoms occur at work place. Some persons working with drosophila developed respiratory symptoms. Investigators tried to analyze if these manifestations could be due to a specific allergy to drosophila.


To do so, investigators invited laboratory workers who presented any symptoms in presence of drosophila to undergo skin prick tests in order to determine if a specific sensibilization to drosophila exists. Then, a blood sample is taken from these persons to research specific IgE directed against drosophila. By this way, investigators hope determine if a specific allergy to drosophila exists, its characteristics as prevalence, symptoms, populations order to better protect laboratory workers and prevent allergy incidence.

Study Design

Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Prevention




blood test (four dry tubes 7ml) and prick tests


Hôpital Arnaud de Villeneuve




University Hospital, Montpellier

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