|Document ID (ISN)||104915|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0105-1873 - Contact Dermatitis
|Convention or series no.
||Cahill J., Keegel T., Dharmage S., Nugriaty D., Nixon R.
||Prognosis of contact dermatitis in epoxy resin workers
||Mar. 2005, Vol.52, No.3, p.147-153. 42 ref.
||Among workers who attended an occupational dermatology clinic between 1993 and 2003, 40 were diagnosed with allergic contact dermatitis from epoxy resins. Twenty of these patients were followed up for at least two years post-diagnosis to establish prognosis. Patients completed a telephone questionnaire based on variables considered of importance for prognosis. All patients reported improvement in their skin condition since diagnosis. Twelve of the 20 patients had applied for workers' compensation and all claims were successful. Sixteen had ceased working with epoxy resins. Of these, nine reported complete healing and seven reported ongoing dermatitis. Factors that may be associated with a poor prognosis are age, atopy, duration of symptoms and severity at diagnosis. The prognosis of allergic contact dermatitis from epoxy resins is not always favourable, even if a worker ceases exposure.
||epoxy resins; eczema; skin allergies; prognosis
||Australia; symptoms; change of employment; diagnosis; severity rates; skin tests; risk factors; age-linked differences; individual susceptibility; dermatological examinations
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Australia|
||Toxic and dangerous substances
|Broad subject area(s)