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Document ID (ISN)109408
CIS number 09-413
ISSN - Serial title 0105-1873 - Contact Dermatitis
Year 2009
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Stingeni L., Bianchi L., Lisi P.
Title Occupational airborne allergic contact dermatitis from potassium metabisulfite
Bibliographic information Jan. 2009, Vol.60, No.1, p.52-53. 10 ref.
Abstract 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.
Descriptors (primary) allergens; skin diseases; vineyards; agriculture; potassium metabisulfite
Descriptors (secondary) case study; Italy; erythema; transfer to other work; skin eruption; skin tests; eczema
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceItaly
Subject(s) Agriculture, fishing, animal husbandry
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Skin diseases
Inorganic sulfur compounds
Inorganic substances