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Document ID (ISN)109755
CIS number 09-647
ISSN - Serial title 0271-3586 - American Journal of Industrial Medicine
Year 2008
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Sauni R., Kauppi P., Alanko K., Henriks-Eckerman M.L., Tuppurainen M., Hannu T.
Title Occupational asthma caused by sculptured nails containing methacrylates
Bibliographic information Dec. 2008, Vol.51, No.12, p.968-974. Illus. 31 ref.
Abstract This article presents two clinical cases of occupational asthma caused by methacrylates among nail technicians applying artificial nails. In both cases, occupational asthma was diagnosed on the basis of a work simulation test combined with the patient's history of occupational exposure and respiratory symptoms. Asthmatic reactions were observed in the bronchial provocation test with methacrylates. Implications are discussed.
Descriptors (primary) Finland; methacrylates; beauty parlours; women; asthma
Descriptors (secondary) case study; allergy tests; adhesives
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceFinland
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Browse category(ies) Diseases of the respiratory system (except for pneumoconiosis & similar)
Acrylates
Hairdressing & beauty parlours