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Document ID (ISN)39658
CIS number 83-760
ISSN - Serial title 0301-0023 - Journal of the Society of Occupational Medicine
Year 1982
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Philips B.L.D.
Title Effects of beclomethasone exposure in industry
Bibliographic information Oct. 1982, Vol.32, No.4, p.196-200. Illus. 15 ref.
Abstract Men and women engaged in production of aerosols of beclomethasone dipropionate (BDP), a potent corticosteroid, were studied. Marked vasoconstriction with subsequent rebound vasodilation and opportunistic mycosis (pityriasis versicolor, pharyngeal candidosis) were observed. There were no systemic effects. Improvement of the extraction system reduced air steroid levels from 14 to 0.2Ág/m3, and there was a 4-fold drop in the number of skin swabs positive for BDP.
Descriptors (primary) beclomethasone dipropionate; pharmaceutical industry; dermatomycoses
Descriptors (secondary) candidiasis; steroids
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s)
Browse category(ies) Skin diseases
Pharmaceutical industry
Bacterial and parasitic diseases