Anaphylaxis in an airplane after insecticide spraying

KS Vanden Driessche, A Sow, A Van Gompel, K Vandeurzen

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    Flights departing from malarious areas are sprayed with pyrethroids. They are presumed to be safe since reports of adverse responses among passengers or crew were only anecdotal. However, asthmatic reactions after domestic and occupational exposure have been published. We present the first case description of pyrethroid allergy in an airplane
    Original languageEnglish
    JournalJournal of Travel Medicine
    Issue number6
    Pages (from-to)427-429
    Number of pages3
    Publication statusPublished - 2010


    • B780-tropical-medicine
    • Protozoal diseases
    • Malaria
    • Plasmodium falciparum
    • Vectors
    • Mosquitoes
    • Vector control
    • Spraying
    • Aircrafts
    • Travel medicine
    • Case reports
    • Anaphylaxis
    • Asthma
    • Pyrethroids
    • Allergy
    • Cameroon
    • Africa-Central


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