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Document ID (ISN)111151
CIS number 10-0664
ISSN - Serial title 1641-9251 - International Maritime Health
Year 2010
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Lucas R., Boniface K., Hite M.
Title Skin disorders at sea
Bibliographic information 2010, Vol.61, No.1, p.9-12. 13 ref.
Internet access Skin_disorders_at_sea.pdf [in English]
Abstract The purpose of this study was to characterize the types of skin disorders occurring at sea requiring acute treatment. The case logs of a tele-medicine service for United States flagged ships at sea were reviewed from March 1, 2006 until March 1, 2009. Of 1844 total cases, 10% were for skin disorders, of which 68% were infections, 14% were inflammatory, 7% were environmental and 11% were non-specific rashes. Cutaneous abscesses and cellulitis were the most common acute skin disorders encountered. In some cases, digital photographs helped remote diagnosis.
Descriptors (primary) USA; diagnosis; skin diseases; sea transport
Descriptors (secondary) occupational medicine; infectious skin diseases; frequency rates
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Transport and communications
Broad subject area(s) Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Browse category(ies) Skin diseases