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Document ID (ISN)110800
CIS number 10-0380
ISSN - Serial title 0019-8366 - Industrial Health
Year 2010
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Machovcova A.
Title Caustic ulcers caused by cement aqua: Report of a case
Bibliographic information Mar. 2010, Vol.48, No.2, p.215-216. Illus. 11 ref.
Internet access Caustic_ulcers.pdf [in English]
Abstract Chromium is widely used in various industries including the construction sector. Skin contact with cement has been associated with allergic or irritant contact dermatitis. Contact dermatitis is one of the most frequently reported health problems among construction workers. Cement burns are rarely reported and are considered a severe form of acute irritant contact dermatitis. This article reports the case of cement burn on the feet of a worker, which appeared after he spilled cement aqua over his boots and continued to wear them for five hours until the end of the work day.
Descriptors (primary) chromium and compounds; caustic substances; cement; ulceration of the skin
Descriptors (secondary) necrosis; erythema; foot; case study
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Cement and concrete
Construction industry and civil engineering
Skin diseases