|Document ID (ISN)||68877|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0343-2432 - Dermatosen in Beruf und Umwelt
|Convention or series no.
||Workplace-related relevance of patch testing using the motor vehicle industry as an example
||Arbeitsplatzbezogene Relevanz der Epikutantestung am Beispiel der Automobilindustrie [in German]|
||Mar.-Apr. 1996, Vol.44, No.2, p.68-71. Illus.
||The industrial physician who has to decide whether an employee with skin disease can keep his job must know the substances present at the patient's workplace, the severity of the disease and the likely prognosis. The results of a patch test may also help to support his decision. The results of 318 skin tests taken at the Ford motor company in Cologne, Germany, in the years 1982 to 1993 are presented to underscore this point. The need of intensive communication between the dermatologist and occupational health specialists is underlined. Patch testing without knowledge of workplace conditions does not provide sufficient information for further analysis.
||skin diseases; diagnosis; industrial physicians; motor vehicle industry; skin tests
||Germany; transfer to other work; change of employment
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Germany|
||Metal production and metalworking
|Broad subject area(s)
||Occupational medicine, epidemiology
||Motor vehicle manufacturing industry