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Document ID (ISN)67721
CIS number 96-1682
ISSN - Serial title 0105-1873 - Contact Dermatitis
Year 1995
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Fitzgerald D.A., Heagerty A.H.M., English J.S.C.
Title Cold urticaria as an occupational dermatosis
Bibliographic information Apr. 1995, Vol.32, No.4, p.238. 7 ref.
Abstract 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.
Descriptors (primary) irritants; skin allergies; cold; pottery industry; urticaria
Descriptors (secondary) skin tests; case study
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceUnited Kingdom
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s) Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Browse category(ies) Skin diseases
Glass, pottery and related materials
Heat and cold
Allergies