|Document ID (ISN)||67721|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0105-1873 - Contact Dermatitis
|Convention or series no.
||Fitzgerald D.A., Heagerty A.H.M., English J.S.C.
||Cold urticaria as an occupational dermatosis
||Apr. 1995, Vol.32, No.4, p.238. 7 ref.
||A 45-year-old female pottery worker presented with a six-month history of intermittent swelling and itching of the hands. This generally occurred during the course of her work as a lithographer, which consisted of manually immersing transfers in a cold solution and applying them to pieces of finished pottery. She had no history of skin disease. Examination was initially unremarkable, but application of an ice cube wrapped in a polyethylene bag to the forearm for two minutes resulted in a pronounced urticaria weal, which persisted for approximately 30min and was accompanied by intense pruritus. Cold urticaria should be considered as a skin disease of potentially occupational origin.
||irritants; skin allergies; cold; pottery industry; urticaria
||skin tests; case study
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||United Kingdom|
|Broad subject area(s)
||Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Glass, pottery and related materials
Heat and cold