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ID (ISN) del documento53594
Número CIS 90-619
ISSN - Título de la serie 0105-1873 - Contact Dermatitis
Año 1988
Número de serie
Autor(es) Berg M.
Título Skin problems in workers using visual display terminals
Información bibliográfica Nov. 1988, Vol.19, No.5, p.335-341. 17 ref.
Resumen 201 patients with skin problems caused in their own opinion by working with visual display terminals (VDTs) were examined. In 25 patients, the skin problems occurred mainly on the cheek turned towards the VDT. Half the patients had rosacea and subjective skin symptoms such as severe pain, itching and burning. The rest of the patients mainly had common facial dermatoses such as seborrhoeic eczema, acne vulgaris and atopic dermatitis. 18% had non-specific skin problems, e.g. itching and redness. An attempt to correlate skin problems with VDTs' electrostatic field strength was unsuccessful because of difficulties in eliminating it. The prevalence of migraine-like headache was 40%, which is much higher than in a control population. After an average of 8 months, 2/3 of the patients had fewer skin complaints. The question of whether the prevalence of skin problems in general is higher amongst individuals using VDTs than in a control population is addressed in a current study.
Descriptores (primarios) sarna; jaqueca; alergias cutáneas; dermatitis; sensibilización; pantallas de visualización; trabajo de oficina; valoración de la exposición; eczema
Descriptores (secundarios) radiación ultravioleta; síntomas; estudio comparado; encuesta epidemiológica; observación de larga duración; dermatosis
Tipo de documento D - Artículos periódicos
Tema(s) Iluminación, color, visión
Broad subject area(s) Riesgos físicos
Navegación por categoria(s) Office work
Diseases of the nervous system
Skin diseases
Visual display terminals (VDTs)
Bacterial and parasitic diseases
Exposure evaluation
Alergias