|Document ID (ISN)||108562|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0105-1873 - Contact Dermatitis
|Convention or series no.
||Verma G., Sharma N.L., Shanker V., Mahajan V.K., Tegta G.R.
||Pesticide contact dermatitis in fruit and vegetable farmers of Himachal Pradesh (India)
||Nov. 2007, Vol.57, No.5, p.316-320. 25 ref.
||In this case-control study on pesticide allergic contact dermatitis conducted in Himachal Pradesh, an Indian state with an important fruit and vegetable production, cases included 30 farmers with dermatitis on the face, neck, hands and feet, while controls consisted of two groups of 10 subjects each: group 1 had a history of exposure to pesticides but no dermatitis while group 2 had neither dermatitis nor history of exposure to pesticides. All subjects were patch tested with the 10 most common pesticides used in the region. Positive patch test reactions from pesticides were observed in eight cases, while three group 1 subjects also showed sensitization to several pesticides. No reactions were observed among group 2 subjects. Captan was the most common sensitizer (five patients), two patients were sensitive to propargite. Chlorpyrifos, tree spray oil and thiuram gave a positive reaction in one patient each. Other findings are discussed.
||allergens; pesticides; agriculture; eczema; skin diseases
||India; irritants; chlorpyrifos; captan; thioamides; propargite; case-control study; skin tests; case study
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||India|
||Agriculture, fishing, animal husbandry
|Broad subject area(s)
||Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Industries and occupations