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Document ID (ISN)107599
CIS number 08-88
ISSN - Serial title 0465-546X - Medicina y seguridad del trabajo
Year 2007
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Barchino Ortiz L, Cabrera Fernández E., Moreno Manzano G., Heras Mendaza F., Conde-Salazar Gómez L.
Title Occupational skin diseases among workers providing care to older persons
Original title Dermatosis profesionales en cuidadores de ancianos [in Spanish]
Bibliographic information June 2007, Vol.LIII, No.207, p.35-46. Illus. 33 ref.
Abstract Health care workers specialized in providing care to older persons may have an increased risk of occupational skin damage due to their regular exposure to skin irritants and constant wet work. This retrospective study involved 41 such health care workers, all women, who consulted an occupational dermatology institute in Spain over an 11-year period. The most common location affected was the hands. Of the skin diseases clinically diagnosed, endogenous eczema showed the highest prevalence (39.6%) followed by irritant contact dermatitis (27.1%), allergic contact dermatitis (12.5%), asymptomatic diseases (10.4%) and allergy to natural rubber latex (4.2%).
Descriptors (primary) Spain; health care personnel; skin diseases
Descriptors (secondary) allergens; irritants; natural rubber; latex; eczema; frequency rates; survey; dermatological examinations; women; dermatological services; hand
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceSpain
Subject(s) Commerce, services, offices
Broad subject area(s) Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Industries and occupations
Browse category(ies) Skin diseases
Health care services