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Document ID (ISN)103209
CIS number 04-79
ISSN - Serial title 0105-1873 - Contact Dermatitis
Year 2004
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Jungbauer F.H.W., van der Vleuten P., Groothoff J.W., Coenraads P.J.
Title Irritant hand dermatitis: Severity of disease, occupational exposure to skin irritants and preventive measures 5 years after initial diagnosis
Bibliographic information Apr. 2004, Vol.50, No.4, p.245-251. Illus. 23 ref.
Abstract A questionnaire survey was carried out on severity of hand dermatitis, exposure to skin irritants and preventive measures five years after initial diagnosis of irritant contact dermatitis (ICD). Of the initial 201 patients with ICD, 172 received the questionnaire five years later and 124 (72%) responded. 50% still had medium and 32% severe hand dermatitis. Patients with severe ICD and high exposure showed low levels of prevention and difficulty in changing their level of occupational exposure. Use of emollients was predominantly therapeutic rather than preventive. Occupation was changed in 57% of cases, of which 46% was permanent.
Descriptors (primary) irritants; hand; dermatitis; occupational diseases
Descriptors (secondary) subjective assessment; Netherlands; skin creams; skin absorption; eczema; change of employment; severity rates; limitation of exposure; questionnaire survey; long-term study; allergy tests; skin tests; medical examinations; diagnosis
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceNetherlands
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s) Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Browse category(ies) Skin diseases