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Document ID (ISN)64468
CIS number 95-1005
ISSN - Serial title 0105-1873 - Contact Dermatitis
Year 1995
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Susitaival P., Husman L., Hollmén A., Horsmanheimo M., Husman K., Hannuksela M.
Title Hand eczema in Finnish farmers. A questionnaire-based clinical study
Bibliographic information Mar. 1995, Vol.32, No.3, p.150-155. 29 ref.
Abstract In a questionnaire survey of 2005 Finnish farmers, 172 (8.6%) reported hand or forearm dermatoses. Skin tests revealed that the majority of the dermatoses were eczema and most were considered to be work-related. Cow allergy was found in 41 farmers. Immediate allergy to cow epithelium was encountered in 28 of these and delayed contact allergy to cow dander was found in 27. Results suggest that in addition to skin prick tests using commercial cow epithelium extract, patch tests using fresh cow dander should also be carried out, and both immediate and delayed responses should be read.
Descriptors (primary) allergens; Finland; agriculture; eczema; skin allergies
Descriptors (secondary) livestock rearing; dander; skin tests; cohort study; questionnaire survey
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceFinland
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Skin diseases