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Document ID (ISN)63602
CIS number 95-230
ISSN - Serial title 1250-3274 - Archives des maladies professionnelles et de mÚdecine du travail
Year 1993
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Garnier R., Prince C., Reygagne A., Azoyan P., Dally S., Efthymiou M.L.
Title Contact dermatitis from dazomet: Seven cases
Original title Dermite de contact au dazomet: 7 cas [in French]
Bibliographic information 1993, Vol.54, No.8, p.649-651. 5 ref.
Abstract Dazomet is used as a soil disinfectant which acts by hydrolytic release of methylisothiocyanate. In spite of its resulting high toxicity, cases of contact dermatitis and/or systemic poisoning have rarely been published. Seven cases of contact dermatitis from dazomet are reported here. Lesions were observed on hands and forearms (5 cases), feet and legs (6 cases), face (1 case), trunk (1 case) and buttocks (1 case); in all cases but one they were bullous. No case of systemic poisoning was identified in this series, but biological tests were performed in only two patients. Contact dermatitis from dazomet generally results from mishandling and can be easily prevented.
Descriptors (primary) irritants; dazomet; agriculture; dermatitis; crop protection; pesticides
Descriptors (secondary) case study; symptoms; eczema; information of personnel; safety and health engineering; dermatological examinations; vesicular contact dermatitis
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceFrance
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Skin diseases
Heterocyclic compounds
Agricultural chemicals