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Document ID (ISN)68877
CIS number 97-488
ISSN - Serial title 0343-2432 - Dermatosen in Beruf und Umwelt
Year 1996
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Knülle E.
Title Workplace-related relevance of patch testing using the motor vehicle industry as an example
Original title Arbeitsplatzbezogene Relevanz der Epikutantestung am Beispiel der Automobilindustrie [in German]
Bibliographic information Mar.-Apr. 1996, Vol.44, No.2, p.68-71. Illus.
Abstract 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.
Descriptors (primary) skin diseases; diagnosis; industrial physicians; motor vehicle industry; skin tests
Descriptors (secondary) Germany; transfer to other work; change of employment
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceGermany
Subject(s) Metal production and metalworking
Broad subject area(s) Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Browse category(ies) Motor vehicle manufacturing industry
Skin diseases