|Document ID (ISN)||50641|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0105-1873 - Contact Dermatitis
|Convention or series no.
||Dermatitis of the hands in caterers
||Nov. 1987, Vol.17, No.5, p.265-269. 5 ref.
||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.
||morbidity; eczema; skin allergies; group catering
||survey; individual susceptibility; transfer to other work
||D - Periodical articles
||Commerce, services, offices
|Broad subject area(s)