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Document ID (ISN)66841
CIS number 96-691
ISSN - Serial title 0105-1873 - Contact Dermatitis
Year 1996
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Majoie I.M.L., Von Blomberg B.M.E., Bruynzeel D.P.
Title Development of hand eczema in junior hairdressers - An 8-year follow-up study
Bibliographic information Apr. 1996, Vol.34, No.4, p.243-247. 30 ref.
Abstract The development of hand eczema was evaluated in an eight-year follow-up study carried out in 51 junior hairdressers. Predisposing factors were investigated. Data were collected by means of a self-administered questionnaire to which there was a 74% response. None of the junior hairdressers presented with hand eczema at the start of the survey. After eight years, however, 51% had developed hand eczema. No significant difference in prevalence of hand eczema was found between practising and non-practising hairdressers (58% versus 33%). Development of hand eczema was not related to atopic constitution or nickel sensitivity. Dry skin type was associated with increased risk of developing hand eczema.
Descriptors (primary) eczema; sensitization; hairdressing; hand
Descriptors (secondary) allergens; nickel and compounds; skin diseases; skin tests; cohort study; long-term study; skin
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceNetherlands
Subject(s) Commerce, services, offices
Broad subject area(s) Industries and occupations
Browse category(ies) Hairdressing & beauty parlours
Skin diseases