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Document ID (ISN)110884
CIS number 10-0496
ISSN - Serial title 1886-6123 - Seguridad y Salud en el Trabajo
Year 2009
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Maciá Suades M., Juanola Pagès E.
Title Semicircular lipoatrophy: The Barcelona experience
Original title Lipoatrofia semicircular: la experiencia de Barcelona [in Spanish]
Bibliographic information May 2009, No.52, p.14-21. Illus. 26 ref.
Internet access Lipoatrofia_semicircular.pdf [in Spanish]
Abstract This article describes the characteristics of semicircular lipoatrophy and presents the experience drawn from all reported cases in Barcelona in 2007 and early 2008 and the preventive measures taken. Semicircular lipoatrophy is a reversible atrophic lesion of the adipose tissue, which in most cases affects the antero-lateral zone of the thigh and is mainly occupation-related. In enterprises where preventive measures have been taken, improvements or complete recoveries were observed. The Catalan administration has published an action protocol in order to unify procedures in enterprises and in occupational safety and health services.
Descriptors (primary) Spain; office work; tissue damage; body tissues
Descriptors (secondary) aetiology; public OSH institutions; case study
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Commerce, services, offices
Medicine, hygiene and first aid
Broad subject area(s) Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Browse category(ies) Office work
Other