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Document ID (ISN)104071
CIS number 05-378
ISSN - Serial title 1250-3274 - Archives des maladies professionnelles et de mÚdecine du travail
Year 2004
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Goldin M., Fantoni S., Dejobert Y., Leroyer A., Frimat P.
Title Occupational dermatitis from cutting fluids - Analysis of 32 cases
Original title Les dermatites professionnelles aux fluides de coupe - A propos de 32 cas [in French]
Bibliographic information Dec. 2004, Vol.65, No.7-8, p.531-540. 11 ref.
Abstract 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.
Descriptors (primary) allergens; cutting fluids; skin diseases
Descriptors (secondary) France; dermatitis; change of employment; work aptitude; individual susceptibility; questionnaire survey; metalworking industry; skin tests; diagnosis
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceFrance
Subject(s) Metal production and metalworking
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Browse category(ies) Skin diseases