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Document ID (ISN)41239
CIS number 84-194
ISSN - Serial title 0105-1873 - Contact Dermatitis
Year 1983
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Mathias C.G.T.
Title Persistent contact dermatitis from the insecticide dichlorvos
Bibliographic information May 1983, Vol.9, No.3, p.217-218. 2 ref.
Abstract The case is reported of a truck driver who developed persistent dermatitis of the neck after accidental skin contamination with dichlorvos, which he was carrying in his truck. He also experienced frontal headache, mild rhinorrhoea, burning of the tongue, and a bitter taste in the mouth. Negative patch tests suggested that the dermatitis was due to a primary irritant effect of dichlorvos on the skin. The dermatitis persisted for 2 months after exposure.
Descriptors (primary) dichlorvos; organophosphorus compounds; dermatitis; toxicology; insecticides
Descriptors (secondary) acute poisoning; spills; skin absorption; case study
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s)
Browse category(ies) Agricultural chemicals
Skin diseases
Esters and salts