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Document ID (ISN)50641
CIS number 88-1996
ISSN - Serial title 0105-1873 - Contact Dermatitis
Year 1987
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Cronin E.
Title Dermatitis of the hands in caterers
Bibliographic information Nov. 1987, Vol.17, No.5, p.265-269. 5 ref.
Abstract Hand eczema among 50 caterers was occupational in 47 and endogenous in 3 cases. Irritants were considered more important than sensitisers. There was a corrlation between atopy and sensitisation to type-I but not type-IV allergens. The commonest type-I sensitiser was fish; garlic was the commonest typ-IV sensitiser. 50% dilutions of garlic and of onion in arachis oil were not irritant and seemed effective patch test materials. The prognosis was not good; the hand eczema continued even in some of those who changed their jobs.
Descriptors (primary) morbidity; eczema; skin allergies; group catering
Descriptors (secondary) survey; individual susceptibility; transfer to other work
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Commerce, services, offices
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Skin diseases