|Document ID (ISN)||104071|
|ISSN - Serial title
||1250-3274 - Archives des maladies professionnelles et de mÚdecine du travail
|Convention or series no.
||Goldin M., Fantoni S., Dejobert Y., Leroyer A., Frimat P.
||Occupational dermatitis from cutting fluids - Analysis of 32 cases
||Les dermatites professionnelles aux fluides de coupe - A propos de 32 cas [in French]|
||Dec. 2004, Vol.65, No.7-8, p.531-540. 11 ref.
||This study had two objectives: firstly, to report on the current status of dermatological allergic diseases induced by cutting fluids and their components and to examine the diagnostic tools available to occupational physicians; secondly, to study occupational outcomes among these employees. It was carried out in the form of a retrospective and descriptive study, including a survey and an allergologic assessment consisting of a standard battery, a battery specific to cutting oils and a telephone questionnaire on socio-professional and medico-legal outcomes. A large proportion of the sample of 32 patients attending a hospital dermatology department were metallurgy workers and mechanics. The majority of the observed lesions consisted of eczematoid dermatitis for the allergens of the biocides/antiseptics group. There was also a strong proportion of family and personal history of atopy. Nine cases were found to be unfit for work, including five cases of dismissal in the absence of possible reclassification within the company. A reclassification or a change of workplace concerned 10 patients among the 27 that continued to practise their occupation.
||allergens; cutting fluids; skin diseases
||France; dermatitis; change of employment; work aptitude; individual susceptibility; questionnaire survey; metalworking industry; skin tests; diagnosis
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||France|
||Metal production and metalworking
|Broad subject area(s)
Occupational medicine, epidemiology