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Document ID (ISN)45687
CIS number 86-477
ISSN - Serial title 0105-1873 - Contact Dermatitis
Year 1985
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Nilsson E., Mikaelsson B., Andersson S.
Title Atopy, occupation and domestic work as risk factors for hand eczema in hospital workers
Bibliographic information Oct. 1985, Vol.13, No.4, p.216-223. 19 ref.
Abstract Questionnaire and interview study of 2452 newly employed hospital workers, with follow-up over 20 months. Atopic dermatitis increased the odds of developing hand eczema by 3 times, and was correlated with greater severity of the eczema. "Wet" hospital work increased the odds by a factor of 2 compared with office ("dry") work. Two domestic factors (care of children under 4 years of age and absence of a dish-washing machine) also increased the risk of eczema; in combination with wet jobs at work, the factors increased the odds by a factor of 4. Although eczema was more common in women than in men, this is probably due to differences in the tasks performed by the 2 sexes.
Descriptors (primary) non-occupational factors; occupation disease relation; eczema; individual susceptibility; cleaning; hazard evaluation; hospitals; maintenance
Descriptors (secondary) collective variables
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s)
Browse category(ies) Skin diseases
Cleaning work
Health care services
Risk evaluation