|Document ID (ISN)||109408|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0105-1873 - Contact Dermatitis
|Convention or series no.
||Stingeni L., Bianchi L., Lisi P.
||Occupational airborne allergic contact dermatitis from potassium metabisulfite
||Jan. 2009, Vol.60, No.1, p.52-53. 10 ref.
||This article describes the case of a 37-year-old non atopic male agricultural worker with a five-year history of erythema, swelling and scaling on the face. This condition occurred after the grape harvest and persisted through the period of grape fermentation in the wine cellar, during which the patient added potassium metabisulfite to the must to prevent the proliferation of microorganisms and wine oxidation. Patch testing resulted in positive reactions potassium and sodium metabisulfites. When away from work, the dermatitis spontaneously healed in 10 day and there were no relapses when the patient was assigned to other duties in the same vineyard.
||allergens; skin diseases; vineyards; agriculture; potassium metabisulfite
||case study; Italy; erythema; transfer to other work; skin eruption; skin tests; eczema
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Italy|
||Agriculture, fishing, animal husbandry
|Broad subject area(s)
Inorganic sulfur compounds