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Document ID (ISN)69748
CIS number 97-1726
ISSN - Serial title 0140-6736 - Lancet
Year 1997
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Rietschel R.L.
Title Occupational contact dermatitis
Bibliographic information 12 Apr. 1997, Vol.349, No.9058, p.1093-1095. Illus. 18 ref.
Abstract Signs of irritant and allergic contact dermatitis are described, and procedures are outlined for establishing the diagnosis and the relation of the disorder to occupational exposure. The importance of establishing a detailed work history is highlighted in addition to observation of morphological abnormalities. Diagnostic patch tests may be used to establish the work-relatedness of the disorder, to classify the process as irritant or allergenic in origin, and to develop strategies for management.
Descriptors (primary) pathology; dermatitis; occupation disease relation
Descriptors (secondary) sensitization dermatitis; skin tests; diagnosis; eczema
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceUSA
Subject(s) Occupational physiology
Broad subject area(s) Physiology, ergonomics
Browse category(ies) Skin diseases