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Document ID (ISN)103909
CIS number 05-77
ISSN - Serial title 0105-1873 - Contact Dermatitis
Year 2004
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Skoet R., Olsen J., Mathiesen B., Iversen L., Duus Johansen J., Anger T.
Title A survey of occupational hand eczema in Denmark
Bibliographic information Oct. 2004, Vol.51, No.4, p.159-166. 30 ref.
Abstract This study involved all 490 women and 268 men compensated for occupational hand eczema in Denmark in the period from October 2001 to November 2002. The most frequent diagnosis was found to be irritant contact dermatitis, mainly caused by wet occupations, in proportions that were similar for men and women, namely 59.7% and 63.1% respectively. The rates of occupational hand eczema were high for bakers, hairdressers and dental assistants. The prevalence of atopic dermatitis was low (16.4%) compared to previous studies among hand eczema patients. The prevalence of occupational allergic contact dermatitis was substantially higher among men than women, the most frequent causes among men being allergy to chromium, rubber additives and nickel.
Descriptors (primary) Denmark; hand; eczema; occupation disease relation
Descriptors (secondary) bakery products industry; allergens; irritants; compensation of occupational diseases; nickel; chromium; survey; hairdressing; sex-linked differences; individual susceptibility; dental assistants; diagnosis
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceDenmark
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Browse category(ies) Skin diseases