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Document ID (ISN)62474
CIS number 94-970
ISSN - Serial title 0105-1873 - Contact Dermatitis
Year 1994
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Wrangsj÷ K., Osterman K., van Hage-Hamsten M.
Title Glove-related skin symptoms among operating theatre and dental care unit personnel - (1) Interview investigation
Bibliographic information Feb. 1994, Vol.30, No.2, p.102-107. 24 ref.
Abstract An investigation of glove-related skin complaints was carried out among 233 hospital and dental care employees. 87 workers (37%) reported skin symptoms related to glove use. Four workers (2%) reported localized contact urticaria provoked by latex gloves, 23 (10%) hand eczema and 56 (24%) unclassified skin intolerance from gloves. A further four workers (2%) reported facial irritation from gloves. Glove-related skin symptoms were thus reported by more than one-third of the personnel while the reported glove-provoked urticaria constituted 5% of the intolerance reactions.
Descriptors (primary) protective gloves; skin diseases; health care personnel; dental services; hospitals; operating theatres
Descriptors (secondary) Sweden; latex; questionnaire survey; eczema; urticaria; irritation
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceSweden
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Skin diseases
Health care services
Hand and arm protection