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Document ID (ISN)108562
CIS number 08-1063
ISSN - Serial title 0105-1873 - Contact Dermatitis
Year 2007
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Verma G., Sharma N.L., Shanker V., Mahajan V.K., Tegta G.R.
Title Pesticide contact dermatitis in fruit and vegetable farmers of Himachal Pradesh (India)
Bibliographic information Nov. 2007, Vol.57, No.5, p.316-320. 25 ref.
Abstract 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.
Descriptors (primary) allergens; pesticides; agriculture; eczema; skin diseases
Descriptors (secondary) India; irritants; chlorpyrifos; captan; thioamides; propargite; case-control study; skin tests; case study
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceIndia
Subject(s) Agriculture, fishing, animal husbandry
Broad subject area(s) Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Chemical safety
Industries and occupations
Browse category(ies) Skin diseases
Agricultural chemicals