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Document ID (ISN)67313
CIS number 96-1398
ISSN - Serial title 0105-1873 - Contact Dermatitis
Year 1996
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Shah M., Lewis F.M., Gawkrodger D.J.
Title Prognosis of occupational hand dermatitis in metalworkers
Bibliographic information Jan. 1996, Vol.34, No.1, p.27-30. 15 ref.
Abstract 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.
Descriptors (primary) allergens; metalworking industry; dermatitis
Descriptors (secondary) sensitization dermatitis; biocides; irritation; prognosis; skin tests; cutting fluids; hand; questionnaire survey; cross-sectional study; eczema
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceUnited Kingdom
Subject(s) Metal production and metalworking
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Metalworking industry
Skin diseases