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Document ID (ISN)110303
CIS number 09-1311
ISSN - Serial title 0105-1873 - Contact Dermatitis
Year 2009
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Kerre S., Goossens A.
Title Allergic contact dermatitis to ethylene oxide
Bibliographic information July 2009, Vol.61, No.1, p.47-48. 6 ref.
Abstract A 35-year-old nurse presented at the dermatology department of a Belgian hospital with a two-month history of contact dermatitis affecting both forearms. Patch tests were carried out with standard series and specific products, including one piece of surgical gown sterilized and another piece not sterilized with ethylene oxide. A positive reaction was found to the sterilized gown.
Descriptors (primary) allergens; symptoms; women; skin diseases; nursing personnel; ethylene oxide
Descriptors (secondary) Belgium; case study; hypersensitivity; allergy tests; skin tests; eczema
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceBelgium
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Skin diseases
Ethers
Ethylene oxide
Health care services