|Document ID (ISN)||107589|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0105-1873 - Contact Dermatitis
|Convention or series no.
||Lim Y.L., Goon A.
||Occupational skin diseases in Singapore 2003-2004: An epidemiological update
||Mar. 2007, Vol.56, No.3, p.157-159. 5 ref.
||In this two-year retrospective epidemiologic study of occupational skin disease in Singapore, there were 125 patients with occupational contact dermatitis. The mean age of patients was 33.8 years, with a male to female ratio of 5.3 to one. Irritant contact dermatitis made up 62.4% of all cases, while allergic contact dermatitis constituted 37.6%. Wet work and contact with detergents, oils, greases and solvents were the most common causes. There was also a significant increase in cases among workers from the food and catering sector.
||occupational diseases; skin diseases; epidemiology
||detergents; allergens; irritants; Singapore; eczema; solvents; occupational medicine; epidemiologic study; dermatological examinations; hotel industry; food industry; medical examinations; dermatological services; diagnosis
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Singapore|
|Broad subject area(s)
||Occupational medicine, epidemiology