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Document ID (ISN)111840
CIS number 11-0494
ISSN - Serial title 0339-6517 - Documents pour le médecin du travail
Year 2011
Convention or series no. TA 88
Author(s) Crépy M.N.
Title Occupational contact dermatitis among health care professionals
Original title Dermatites de contact professionnelles chez les personnels de santé [in French]
Bibliographic information Mar. 2011, No.125, p.121-139. Illus. 153 ref.
Internet access TA_88.pdf [in French]
Abstract Occupational skin diseases among health care professionals consist mainly of irritation and/or allergic contact dermatitis, and more rarely contact urticaria. The main irritants found at the place of work are detergents, disinfectants and plastic products. The main allergens are conserving agents, disinfectants, cosmetics, vulcanization agents in gloves, medicinal drugs and acrylates, the latter more specifically among dental care professionals. Diagnosis involves allergological testing with standard and specific series, as well as with product-specific series. Prevention involves limiting or eliminating exposure.
Descriptors (primary) irritants; allergens; skin diseases; health care personnel; risk factors
Descriptors (secondary) acrylates; pharmaceutical products; disinfectants; cosmetics; vulcanization accelerators; diagnosis; eczema; urticaria; skin tests; limitation of exposure; safe working methods; compensation of occupational diseases; dental services; literature survey
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Commerce, services, offices
Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s) Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Skin diseases
Health care services