|Document ID (ISN)||62435|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0105-1873 - Contact Dermatitis
|Convention or series no.
||Meding B., Barregňrd L., Marcus K.
||Hand eczema in car mechanics
||Mar. 1994, Vol.30, No.3, p.129-134. Illus. 18 ref.
||In a questionnaire survey of car mechanics in Sweden, 15% reported hand eczema on some occasion in the previous 12 months, and 57% reported dry skin on the hands; those reporting eczema were examined and patch tested. The most common diagnoses were irritant contact dermatitis (55%) and allergic contact dermatitis (19%). Patch test results were positive in 33% of cases; the most frequent reactions were to thimerosal, nickel and colophony. It was concluded that car mechanics are at high risk for both irritant and allergic contact dermatitis on the hands.
||Sweden; vehicle repair and servicing; eczema
||allergens; nickel; thimerosal; questionnaire survey; skin tests; colophony
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Sweden|
|Broad subject area(s)