|Document ID (ISN)||102826|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0105-1873 - Contact Dermatitis
|Convention or series no.
||Li L.F., Sujan S.A., Wang J.
||Detection of occupational allergic contact dermatitis by patch testing
||Oct. 2003, Vol.49, No.4, p.189-193. 4 ref.
||This study discusses the diagnosis of occupational allergic contact dermatitis (OACD) at a hospital in China by patch testing the patients with a standard series of allergens and by investigating the suspected offending occupational allergens by means of a questionnaire. During a two-year period (2001-2003), 14 patients were investigated and confirmed as having OACD. In this study, nickel, 4-phenylenediamine, fragrance mix, black rubber mix, colophony, epoxy resin and thiuram mix were identified by patch testing as the main offending allergens. These results indicate that patch testing plays a vital role in the diagnosis and identification of occupational allergens. OACD can often be diagnosed by patch testing of all patients with clinically suspected contact dermatitis with a standard series. Clinicians should then educate the sensitized workers in how to avoid further exposure to the causative allergens.
||allergens; diagnosis; dermatitis; occupational diseases
||China; epoxy resins; nickel; phenylenediamine; colophony; description of technique; limitation of exposure; questionnaire survey; hospitals; allergy tests; skin tests; eczema
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||China|
|Broad subject area(s)