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Document ID (ISN)27688
CIS number 77-1391
ISSN - Serial title 0010-5309 - Le concours médical
Year 1977
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Barrière H., Litoux P., Geraut C.
Title Irritation (or housewives') dermatitis
Original title Les dermites irritatives ou dermites des ménagères. [in French]
Bibliographic information 12 Mar. 1977, Vol.99, No.11, p.1603-1607. Illus.
Abstract Clinical features, principal causative agents, differential diagnosis, prevention and treatment of dermatitis of this nature, due to the caustic action of various household cleansers (and not to contact sensitisation). These are cases of orthoergic dermatitis, occurring in direct ratio to the amount of household work performed. They do not present the same clinical features as contact dermatitis, and they are found in domestic workers, charwomen, dishwashers in restaurants, office cleaning staff, etc. This article stresses the fact that rubber housework gloves afford little or no protection and suggests the following measures: use of protective creams; use of ordinary household soap instead of detergents, periods of rest or non-exposure.
Descriptors (primary) skin diseases; domestic service; eczema
Descriptors (secondary) protective gloves; restaurants; barrier creams; dose-response relationship; dishwashing
Document type -
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s)
Browse category(ies) Domestic workers
Skin diseases