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Document ID (ISN)102826
CIS number 03-1755
ISSN - Serial title 0105-1873 - Contact Dermatitis
Year 2003
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Li L.F., Sujan S.A., Wang J.
Title Detection of occupational allergic contact dermatitis by patch testing
Bibliographic information Oct. 2003, Vol.49, No.4, p.189-193. 4 ref.
Abstract 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.
Descriptors (primary) allergens; diagnosis; dermatitis; occupational diseases
Descriptors (secondary) China; epoxy resins; nickel; phenylenediamine; colophony; description of technique; limitation of exposure; questionnaire survey; hospitals; allergy tests; skin tests; eczema
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceChina
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Skin diseases