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Document ID (ISN)42220
CIS number 84-1341
ISSN - Serial title 0007-1072 - British Journal of Industrial Medicine
Year 1983
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Hay R.J., Campbell C.K., Wingfield R., Clayton Y.M.
Title A comparative study of dermatophytosis in coal miners and dermatological outpatients
Bibliographic information Aug. 1983, Vol.40, No.3, p.353-355. 10 ref.
Abstract 234 coalminers and 244 dermatological patients, all with tinea pedis, were compared. Trichophyton rubrum was the commonest causation organism in both groups (71% and 77% respectively). Susceptibility factors such as atopy are less important in coalminers, in whom there is a high risk of endemic dermatophytosis.
Descriptors (primary) microsporosis; coal mining; biological hazards; dermatomycoses
Descriptors (secondary) allergies; comparative study; individual susceptibility
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s)
Browse category(ies) Skin diseases
Bacterial and parasitic diseases
Mining and quarrying
Biological hazards