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Laboratory Animal Bite Anaphylaxis: A National Survey: Part 1: Case Series and Review of the Literature.

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Stave, GM; Lee, EH; Darcey, DJ
Published in: J Occup Environ Med
August 2017

OBJECTIVE: This study documents previously unreported cases of laboratory animal bite anaphylaxis in animal laboratory facilities in the United States. METHODS: An online survey was e-mailed to designated institutional officials at laboratory animal facilities identified by the National Institutes of Health Office of Laboratory Animal Welfare. RESULTS: One hundred ninety eight organizations responded and 15 organizations indicated that workers had experienced anaphylaxis following an animal bite. Case report forms were completed by nine of these institutions for 14 cases, 13 for rodent bites, and one involving a needlestick from a horse. In half of the cases involving rodents, there was no prior history of animal allergy. All workers had uncomplicated recoveries. Treatment, testing, and work restrictions varied across cases. CONCLUSIONS: While uncommon, anaphylaxis from laboratory animal bites occurs more frequently than suggested by the literature.

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J Occup Environ Med

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1536-5948

Publication Date

August 2017

Volume

59

Issue

8

Start / End Page

728 / 738

Location

United States

Related Subject Headings

  • Young Adult
  • United States
  • Rats
  • Occupational Injuries
  • Middle Aged
  • Mice
  • Humans
  • Environmental & Occupational Health
  • Bites and Stings
  • Animals, Laboratory
 

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Stave, G. M., Lee, E. H., & Darcey, D. J. (2017). Laboratory Animal Bite Anaphylaxis: A National Survey: Part 1: Case Series and Review of the Literature. J Occup Environ Med, 59(8), 728–738. https://doi.org/10.1097/JOM.0000000000001005
Stave, Gregg M., Edward H. Lee, and Dennis J. Darcey. “Laboratory Animal Bite Anaphylaxis: A National Survey: Part 1: Case Series and Review of the Literature.J Occup Environ Med 59, no. 8 (August 2017): 728–38. https://doi.org/10.1097/JOM.0000000000001005.
Stave GM, Lee EH, Darcey DJ. Laboratory Animal Bite Anaphylaxis: A National Survey: Part 1: Case Series and Review of the Literature. J Occup Environ Med. 2017 Aug;59(8):728–38.
Stave, Gregg M., et al. “Laboratory Animal Bite Anaphylaxis: A National Survey: Part 1: Case Series and Review of the Literature.J Occup Environ Med, vol. 59, no. 8, Aug. 2017, pp. 728–38. Pubmed, doi:10.1097/JOM.0000000000001005.
Stave GM, Lee EH, Darcey DJ. Laboratory Animal Bite Anaphylaxis: A National Survey: Part 1: Case Series and Review of the Literature. J Occup Environ Med. 2017 Aug;59(8):728–738.

Published In

J Occup Environ Med

DOI

EISSN

1536-5948

Publication Date

August 2017

Volume

59

Issue

8

Start / End Page

728 / 738

Location

United States

Related Subject Headings

  • Young Adult
  • United States
  • Rats
  • Occupational Injuries
  • Middle Aged
  • Mice
  • Humans
  • Environmental & Occupational Health
  • Bites and Stings
  • Animals, Laboratory