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Document ID (ISN)67269
CIS number 96-1388
ISSN - Serial title 0343-2432 - Dermatosen in Beruf und Umwelt
Year 1994
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Wrangsj÷ K., Meding B.
Title Occupational contact allergy to rubber chemicals - A follow-up study
Bibliographic information Sep.-Oct. 1994, Vol.42, No.5, p.184-189. Illus. 29 ref.
Abstract Of 109 patients in the Karolinska Hospital in Stockholm, Sweden, who tested positively to rubber chemicals between 1978 and 1987, 94 were followed up 10 years later. In the interview 24% said they were cured, 55% said they had periodic symptoms and 21% said they had continuing symptoms. In clinical examinations of 80 of the patients that were followed up, 35 were found to be free from dermatitis. The majority of patients with occupational rubber allergy were not easily cured. Most of the patients worked in the hospital or laboratory. Workers in the metal industry and in the office were the next most affected groups.
Descriptors (primary) sensitization dermatitis; rubber chemicals; skin allergies
Descriptors (secondary) Sweden; long-term study; skin diseases
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceSweden
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Allergies
Skin diseases