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Document ID (ISN)62155
CIS number 94-715
ISSN - Serial title 0025-7818 - Medicina del lavoro
Year 1993
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Magnavita N.
Title Muco-cutaneous candidosis and occupational exposure to enzymes - A case report
Original title Candidosi mucocutanea nella esposizione ad agenti biologici - Un caso clinico [in Italian]
Bibliographic information May-June 1993, Vol.84, No.3, p.243-248. 25 réf.
Abstract Candida albicans, a common yeast in the environment, has properties allowing it to colonize and invade host tissues, often resisting eradication. Acid proteinase is the virulence factor. Bacterial proteinases are widely used in the detergent industry and the role of occupational exposure to enzymes in the development of muco-cutaneous candidosis warrants investigation. A case of candidosis is reported in a worker employed in a detergent factory in whom there was no evidence of any kind of immuno-suppression. The relationship between occupational exposure and illness is analyzed.
Descriptors (primary) yeast; fungi; detergent industry; biological hazards; mycoses
Descriptors (secondary) case study
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceItaly
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s) Biological hazards
Browse category(ies) Bacterial and parasitic diseases
Chemical industry
Biological hazards