|Document ID (ISN)||107529|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0105-1873 - Contact Dermatitis
|Convention or series no.
||Milković-Kraus S., Macan J., Kanceljak-Macan B.
||Occupational allergic contact dermatitis from azithromycin in pharmaceutical workers: A case series
||Feb. 2007, Vol.56, No.2, p.99-102. 16 ref.
||A series of seven cases of occupational allergic contact dermatitis (ACD) caused by azithromycin in Croatian pharmaceutical workers is described. Seven out of 21 workers exposed to powdered intermediate and final substances in azithromycin synthesis were referred with workplace-related skin and respiratory symptoms. They all underwent a diagnostic procedure involving medical history and medical examinations, patch testing with standard allergens and azithromycin, prick testing with inhalatory allergens and total . ACD caused by azithromycin was established in four examined workers showing a positive patch test to azithromycin. Two workers additionally showed a positive patch test to intermediate substances. Other findings are discussed.
||allergens; azithromycin; antibiotics; sensitization; skin diseases; pharmaceutical industry; macrolide antibiotics
||airborne dust; immunoglobulins; case study; individual susceptibility; eczema; skin tests; Croatia
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Croatia|
||Chemicals, plastics and rubber
|Broad subject area(s)