|Document ID (ISN)||62474|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0105-1873 - Contact Dermatitis
|Convention or series no.
||Wrangsj÷ K., Osterman K., van Hage-Hamsten M.
||Glove-related skin symptoms among operating theatre and dental care unit personnel - (1) Interview investigation
||Feb. 1994, Vol.30, No.2, p.102-107. 24 ref.
||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.
||protective gloves; skin diseases; health care personnel; dental services; hospitals; operating theatres
||Sweden; latex; questionnaire survey; eczema; urticaria; irritation
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Sweden|
|Broad subject area(s)
Health care services
Hand and arm protection