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Document ID (ISN)34487
CIS number 80-2067
ISSN - Serial title 0004-1254 - Arhiv za higijenu rada i toksikologiju
Year 1980
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Lunder M.
Title Importance, and possibilities of medical prevention of tinea infection in miners
Original title Značenje i mogućnosti prevencije dermatofitija u rudara [in Serbocroatian]
Bibliographic information Mar. 1980, Vol.31, No.6, p.27-30. 10 ref.
Abstract An increase in the incidence of tinea (dermatophytosis) of the hands and feet has been observed, and is particularly frequent in miners. In a randomly selected sample of 287 Yugoslav miners mycological examination revealed parasites in 175 individuals (more than 60% of the examined miners). Topical therapy combined with antibiotics and timely surgical treatment is effective, but usually does not prevent further spread of the disease. Preventive measures should comprise: workplace hygiene, personal hygiene, periodic medical examinations and health education. Special emphasis is laid on preventing parasite-host contact.
Descriptors (primary) microsporosis; mining industry; infection control; underground mining
Descriptors (secondary) occupational hygiene; personal hygiene; medical treatment; medical supervision; prophylaxis
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Medicine, hygiene and first aid
Broad subject area(s)
Browse category(ies) Bacterial and parasitic diseases
Mining and quarrying