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ID (ISN) del documento75744
Número CIS 00-1605
ISSN - Título de la serie 0340-0131 - International Archives of Occupational and Environmental Health
Año 1999
Número de serie
Autor(es) Diepgen T.L., Coenraads P.J.
Título The epidemiology of occupational contact dermatitis
Información bibliográfica Nov. 1999, Vol.72, No.8, p.496-506. Illus. 75 ref.
Resumen Occupational contact dermatitis ranks first of all occupational diseases in many countries. The incidence rate is believed to be around 0.5-1.9 cases per 1,000 full-time workers per year. Epidemiological studies play an important role in observing disease trends, analysing risk factors, and monitoring the effect of preventive measures. This review article highlights the lack of reliable epidemiologic data on occupational contact dermatitis and the difficulties of such studies. The following issues are highlighted: case ascertainment and bias, the distribution of allergic and irritant contact dermatitis in the working population, the interrelationship between exogenous (allergens, irritants) and endogenous factors, the prognosis, the social and economic impact, and the need for intervention studies.
Descriptores (primarios) enfermedades profesionales; eczema; dermatitis; epidemiología
Descriptores (secundarios) revisión bibliográfica; higiene laboral; alergenos; coste de las enfermedades; sensibilidad individual; archivos de los servicios de higiene; encuesta epidemiológica
Tipo de documento D - Artículos periódicos
País / Estado o ProvinciaAlemania; Países Bajos
Tema(s) Patología profesional
Broad subject area(s) Medicina del trabajo, epidemiología
Navegación por categoria(s) Epidemiology
Skin diseases