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Document ID (ISN)38953
CIS number 83-172
ISSN - Serial title 0105-1873 - Contact Dermatitis
Year 1981
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Rycroft R.J.G., Smith N.P., Stok E.T., Middleton K.
Title Investigation of suspected contact sensitivity to tobacco in cigarette and cigar factory employees
Bibliographic information Jan. 1981, Vol.7, No.1, p.32-38. Illus. 13 ref.
Abstract Report of 2 cases of suspected occupational allergic contact dermatitis from tobacco in a cigar leaf worker and a cigarette production worker. The work on which the 2 patients were employed is described in detail. Both patients were patch-test positive to tobacco leaves. However, the diagnosis in the cigar maker was allergic contact dermatitis from tobacco, but in the cigarette worker (in whom the patch test response had been much less pronounced) the diagnosis was unclassified endogenous eczema and, for a subsequent bout of disease, allergic contact dermatitis from nickel and cobalt probably initiated by a wristwatch. The procedure for distinguishing comparatively rare cases of genuine tobacco sensitivity from other commoner dermatoses is described.
Descriptors (primary) tobacco industry; skin allergies; tobacco
Descriptors (secondary) case study; sensitization; diagnosis
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s)
Browse category(ies) Skin diseases
Tobacco industry