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Document ID (ISN)63964
CIS number 95-580
ISSN - Serial title 0720-3977 - Krankenhaustechnik
Year 1994
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Czeschinski P.
Title Tortured hands - Occupational skin diseases in the hospital
Original title Geplagte Hńnde - Berufsdermatosen im Krankenhaus [in German]
Bibliographic information Aug. 1994, Vol.20, No.8, p.32-35. Illus.
Abstract The symptoms of skin diseases diagnosed among hospital personnel are described. Of all the skin diseases affecting the hands of the hospital personnel, allergies account for 90%. Skin contact with disinfectants such as formaldehyde is the primary cause for the allergies. It is recommended to use alcohol-containing disinfectants as substitutes and allergen-free, disposable gloves for protection of the hands.
Descriptors (primary) protective gloves; formaldehyde; skin diseases; skin allergies; nursing personnel; disinfectants; substitution; hospitals; dermatitis
Descriptors (secondary) allergens; skin protection; eczema
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceGermany
Subject(s) Commerce, services, offices
Broad subject area(s) Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Browse category(ies) Skin diseases
Health care services
Hand and arm protection