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Document ID (ISN)109403
CIS number 09-317
ISSN - Serial title 1641-9251 - International Maritime Health
Year 2008
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Clin B., Stosse-Guevel C., Marquignon M.F., Verneuil L., Letourneux M.
Title Professional photosensitive eczema of fishermen by contact with bryozoans: Disabling occupational dermatitis
Bibliographic information 2008, Vol.59, No.1-4, p.45-52. Illus. 8 ref.
Abstract 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.
Descriptors (primary) occupational diseases; France; coastal fishing; eczema; biological hazards; Bryozoa
Descriptors (secondary) allergens; social aspects; change of employment; case study
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceFrance
Subject(s) Agriculture, fishing, animal husbandry
Broad subject area(s) Biological hazards
Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Browse category(ies) Skin diseases
Fishing
Animal hazards
Biological hazards