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Document ID (ISN)100900
CIS number 02-1810
ISSN - Serial title 0105-1873 - Contact Dermatitis
Year 2002
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Sánchez-Pérez J., Pascual López M., García-Díez A.
Title Airborne allergic contact dermatitis from olaquindox in a rabbit breeder
Bibliographic information Mar. 2002, Vol.46, No.3, p.185. 6 ref.
Abstract A 47-year-old rabbit breeder with no history of atopic dermatitis, psoriasis or drug intake reported that, eight months before, erythematous, scaly and pruritic patches had appeared symmetrically on the backs of his hands and fingers, and on the extensor aspects of his arms. Lesions had temporarily improved after treatment with oral and topical corticosteroids, with recurrence in the same areas on discontinuing therapy. The patient had worked on a rabbit farm for many years in contact with various types of dry food and, more recently; olaquindox powders at 10% in calcium carbonate. He used to powder several grams of olaquindox into the rabbits' water, by hand, to treat enteritis. He used this product irregularly and without wearing protective clothing or gloves. Positive patch tests were obtained to olaquindox 1%, which was negative in 20 control patients. The patient improved after avoidance of olaquindox and no new lesions have been observed at subsequent follow-ups.
Descriptors (primary) allergens; agriculture; dermatitis; olaquindox
Descriptors (secondary) sensitization dermatitis; case study; Spain; skin allergies; handling of animals; skin eruption; urticaria; allergy tests; skin tests; eczema
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceSpain
Subject(s) Agriculture, fishing, animal husbandry
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Skin diseases
Heterocyclic compounds
Agriculture