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Document ID (ISN)62435
CIS number 94-968
ISSN - Serial title 0105-1873 - Contact Dermatitis
Year 1994
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Meding B., Barregňrd L., Marcus K.
Title Hand eczema in car mechanics
Bibliographic information Mar. 1994, Vol.30, No.3, p.129-134. Illus. 18 ref.
Abstract 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.
Descriptors (primary) Sweden; vehicle repair and servicing; eczema
Descriptors (secondary) allergens; nickel; thimerosal; questionnaire survey; skin tests; colophony
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceSweden
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Road transportation
Skin diseases