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Document ID (ISN)110377
CIS number 09-1261
ISSN - Serial title 0105-1873 - Contact Dermatitis
Year 2009
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Baumeister T., Weistenhöfer W., Drexler H., Kütting B.
Title Prevention of work-related skin diseases: Teledermatology as an alternative approach in occupational screenings
Bibliographic information Oct. 2009, Vol.61, No.4, p.224-230. Illus. 40 ref.
Abstract This cross-sectional study was aimed at determining whether teledermatological examinations were equally sensitive and specific at detecting skin lesions as conventional face-to-face examinations. When examining skin conditions of 100 male wet workers, tele-examinations tended to assess the skin condition more critically than face-to-face examinations. Teledermatological examinations are sufficiently sensitive in detecting early signs of hand eczema, although signs for chronicity may get overestimated. Implications of these findings are discussed.
Descriptors (primary) telecommunications equipment; skin diseases; description of technique; reliability; diagnosis
Descriptors (secondary) male workers; Germany; skin wetness; dermatological examinations; hand; cross-sectional study; eczema
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceGermany
Subject(s) Medicine, hygiene and first aid
Broad subject area(s) Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Browse category(ies) Skin diseases