|Document ID (ISN)||111840|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0339-6517 - Documents pour le médecin du travail
|Convention or series no.
||Occupational contact dermatitis among health care professionals
||Dermatites de contact professionnelles chez les personnels de santé [in French]|
||Mar. 2011, No.125, p.121-139. Illus. 153 ref.
||TA_88.pdf [in French]
||Occupational skin diseases among health care professionals consist mainly of irritation and/or allergic contact dermatitis, and more rarely contact urticaria. The main irritants found at the place of work are detergents, disinfectants and plastic products. The main allergens are conserving agents, disinfectants, cosmetics, vulcanization agents in gloves, medicinal drugs and acrylates, the latter more specifically among dental care professionals. Diagnosis involves allergological testing with standard and specific series, as well as with product-specific series. Prevention involves limiting or eliminating exposure.
||irritants; allergens; skin diseases; health care personnel; risk factors
||acrylates; pharmaceutical products; disinfectants; cosmetics; vulcanization accelerators; diagnosis; eczema; urticaria; skin tests; limitation of exposure; safe working methods; compensation of occupational diseases; dental services; literature survey
||D - Periodical articles
||Commerce, services, offices
Toxic and dangerous substances
|Broad subject area(s)
||Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Health care services