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Document ID (ISN)103910
CIS number 05-163
ISSN - Serial title 0105-1873 - Contact Dermatitis
Year 2004
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Geier J., Uter W., Lessmann H., Frosch P.J.
Title Patch testing with metalworking fluids from the patient's workplace
Bibliographic information Oct. 2004, Vol.51, No.4, p.172-179. 27 ref.
Abstract This study consisted of a retrospective analysis of patch test data from the dermatology department of a German teaching hospital between 1992 and 2003. 141 metalworkers had been tested because of suspected occupational contact dermatitis due to metalworking fluids (MWFs). 829 patch tests with 306 samples of MWF had been performed on these workers. Positive reactions to water-based MWFs occurred in 27 patients. From the analysis of reaction patterns, it is concluded that most of these reactions indicated true contact allergy.
Descriptors (primary) allergens; eczema; skin tests; metalworking industry; cutting fluids
Descriptors (secondary) Germany; allergy tests; hospitals; diagnosis
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceGermany
Subject(s) Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Metalworking industry
Skin diseases