|Document ID (ISN)||67313|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0105-1873 - Contact Dermatitis
|Convention or series no.
||Shah M., Lewis F.M., Gawkrodger D.J.
||Prognosis of occupational hand dermatitis in metalworkers
||Jan. 1996, Vol.34, No.1, p.27-30. 15 ref.
||Patch testing of 64 metalworkers with hand dermatitis revealed 37 subjects with one or more positive allergic reactions; biocides (used as cutting oil constituents) were the most common group of allergens. Of the 51 subjects who responded to a postal questionnaire between 1 and 5 years after patch testing, 82% still had hand dermatitis; there was no difference in outcome between those who continued to work with metals and oils, and those who had changed their occupation. Hand dermatitis in metalworkers carries a poor prognosis, with most workers remaining symptomatic even after exposure has ceased.
||allergens; metalworking industry; dermatitis
||sensitization dermatitis; biocides; irritation; prognosis; skin tests; cutting fluids; hand; questionnaire survey; cross-sectional study; eczema
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||United Kingdom|
||Metal production and metalworking
|Broad subject area(s)