|Document ID (ISN)||104912|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0105-1873 - Contact Dermatitis
|Convention or series no.
||Keegel T., Cahill J., Noonan A., Dharmage S., Saunders H., Frowen K., Nixon R.
||Incidence and prevalence rates for occupational contact dermatitis in an Australian suburban area
||May 2005, Vol.52, No.5, p.254-259. 18 ref.
||This study investigated the incidence of occupational contact dermatitis (OCD) for a defined geographical area in Melbourne, Australia. Two methods of data collection were used. In the first method, 30 general practitioners, two dermatologists and one dermatology outpatient clinic within a defined area reported each worker with suspected OCD seen as part of routine practice. With the second method, workers living in the area who were referred to a tertiary referral OCD clinic were included in the study. Patch testing was used to verify suspected cases. The incidence rate for confirmed cases was 20.5 per 100,000 workers. The one-year-period prevalence rate was 34.5 per 100,000 workers. The positive predictive value was highest for the occupational dermatology clinic referrals (63%) compared with reports from the dermatologists and the outpatient clinic (55%) and from general practitioners (43%).
||Australia; frequency rates; eczema
||diagnosis; dermatological services; skin tests
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Australia|
|Broad subject area(s)
||Occupational medicine, epidemiology