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Document ID (ISN)107261
CIS number 07-1384
ISSN - Serial title 0105-1873 - Contact Dermatitis
Year 2007
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Rojas-Hijazo B., Lezaun A., Hausen B.M., Segura N., Garcés M., Colás C.
Title Airborne contact dermatitis in gaitas (flageolets) constructors after exposure to sawdust of caviuna
Bibliographic information May 2007, Vol.56, No.5, p.274-277. Illus. 11 ref.
Abstract Exposure to the sawdust of exotic wood can produce dermatitis on exposed body areas among woodworkers. The cases of seven patients who made musical instruments in Spain from caviuna vermelha, part of the rosewood family, are described. They developed dermatitis on exposed areas hours after they had begun to work with caviuna. Patch tests were performed using the European standard series, caviuna sawdust samples and a series of dalbergiones. Fifteen unexposed controls were also tested. Caviuna samples were analysed by thin-layer chromatography. Patch test with caviuna sawdust yielded positive reactions in all subjects. Five of the seven subjects reacted strongly to obtusaquinine and (R)-4-methoxy-dalbergione deriving from Dalbergia retusa but also to sensitizers present in other rosewoods. Other findings are discussed.
Descriptors (primary) allergens; wood dust; exotic woods; woodworking industry; skin diseases; sawdust; manufacture of musical instruments; quinones
Descriptors (secondary) airborne dust; irritants; sensitization dermatitis; rhinitis; case study; thin-layer chromatography; skin absorption; erythema; eczema; skin tests; sampling and analysis; Spain
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceGermany; Spain
Subject(s) Woodworking industry
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Browse category(ies) Skin diseases
Woodworking industry
Lumber and the woodworking industry