|Document ID (ISN)||104913|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0105-1873 - Contact Dermatitis
|Convention or series no.
||Aalto-Korte K., Mäkela E.A., Huttunen M., Suuronen K., Jolanki R.
||Occupational contact allergy to glyoxal
||May 2005, Vol.52, No.5, p.276-281. 17 ref.
||Allergic contact dermatitis from glyoxal has been described in several occupations. In this study, data from patients in the dermatology department of the Finnish Institute of Occupational Health from 1998 to 2004 were analysed for allergic reactions to glyoxal. Twenty patients had allergic reactions to glyoxal on patch testing. Five of the patients worked in dentistry and four of these had present exposure to glyoxal. Nine patients were machinists without obvious exposure to glyoxal. The case of a grinder with work-related facial dermatitis is described in detail. The chemical analysis of air samples from his workplace revealed 9.4-21µg/m3 glyoxal. Glyoxal was found to be present in the metalworking fluid used. The remaining six patients worked in miscellaneous occupations and had no present exposure to glyoxal. It is recommended that glyoxal be added to the antimicrobial patch test series.
||glyoxal; eczema; skin allergies
||case study; Finland; cutting fluids; dental assistants; health care personnel; metalworking industry; skin tests; dermatological examinations
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Finland|
||Toxic and dangerous substances
|Broad subject area(s)