|Document ID (ISN)||109403|
|ISSN - Serial title
||1641-9251 - International Maritime Health
|Convention or series no.
||Clin B., Stosse-Guevel C., Marquignon M.F., Verneuil L., Letourneux M.
||Professional photosensitive eczema of fishermen by contact with bryozoans: Disabling occupational dermatitis
||2008, Vol.59, No.1-4, p.45-52. Illus. 8 ref.
||Eczema associated with bryozoans is a form of occupational contact dermatitis caused by a living organism, occasionally associated with photosensitivity and essentially concerning fishermen. It can be extremely disabling and often giving rise to major social consequences since the eviction of the responsible allergen generally requires occupational reclassification, a measure which fishermen have great difficulty in accepting. Based on the description of three cases of photosensitive eczema associated with contact with the bryozoan Alcyonidium gelatinosum among fishermen from the English Channel coastline, this article describes the characteristics of this occupational dermatitis and its prevention.
||occupational diseases; France; coastal fishing; eczema; biological hazards; Bryozoa
||allergens; social aspects; change of employment; case study
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||France|
||Agriculture, fishing, animal husbandry
|Broad subject area(s)
Occupational medicine, epidemiology