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Document ID (ISN)102877
CIS number 03-1620
ISSN - Serial title 0339-6517 - Documents pour le médecin du travail
Year 2003
Convention or series no. DMT 93 TA 67
Author(s) Crépy M.N.
Title Occupational skin diseases caused by Peru balsam
Original title Dermatoses professionnelles au baume du Pérou [in French]
Bibliographic information 1st Quarter 2003, No.93, p.61-66. Illus. 60 ref.
Abstract Peru balsam can cause contact urticaria and eczema. Persons occupationally exposed to this substance include physiotherapists, masseurs, veterinarians workers in the food sector (bakers, cooks, market gardeners), farmers, beekeepers and metalworkers. Contents of this article on occupational skin diseases caused by Peru balsam: composition; skin toxicity; sources and uses; epidemiology; diagnosis in occupational settings; confirmation of diagnosis in specialized institutions; prognosis; prevention; compensation.
Descriptors (primary) Peru balsam; skin diseases; occupational diseases
Descriptors (secondary) bakery products industry; compensation of occupational diseases; France; epidemiology; eczema; urticaria; physiotherapy; masseurs; hotel industry; beekeeping; agriculture; horticulture; diagnosis
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceFrance
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s) Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Browse category(ies) Skin diseases