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Document ID (ISN)108057
CIS number 08-648
ISSN - Serial title 0465-546X - Medicina y seguridad del trabajo
Year 2007
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Cabrera Fernández E., Moreno Manzano G., Barchino Ortiz L., Pérez García V., Heras Mendaza F., Conde Salazar L.
Title Isothiazolines: Their role in the development of occupational contact dermatitis
Original title Isotiazolinas: importancia en el desarrollo de dermatitis de contacto profesional [in Spanish]
Bibliographic information Sep. 2007, Vol.LIII, No.208, p.1-8. Illus. 26 ref.
Abstract The purpose of this study was to highlight the effect of Kathon, a mixture of two isothiazolines, in the development of contact dermatitis in certain occupations. Medical files of 2333 patients having consulted the INHST dermatology services between 2004 and 2006 were examined. A total of 110 cases of Kathon sensitization were identified, of which 32 clearly had occupational causes while 13 were doubtful. Some patients also showed positive reactions to several sensitizing agents other than Kathon. Occupations within which the highest numbers of cases of contact dermatitis were found were hairdressing, perfume manufacture, mechanical goods manufacture, the cosmetics industry and cleaning.
Descriptors (primary) isothiazolinones; sensitization; eczema
Descriptors (secondary) Spain; survey; skin diseases; occupation disease relation
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceSpain
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Heterocyclic compounds
Skin diseases