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Document ID (ISN)72518
CIS number 99-583
ISSN - Serial title 0962-7480 - Occupational Medicine
Year 1998
Convention or series no.
Author(s) van der Mei I.A.F., de Boer E.M., Bruynzeel D.P.
Title Contact dermatitis in Alstroemeria workers
Bibliographic information Sep. 1998, Vol.48, No.6, p.397-404. 31 ref.
Abstract In a study of 153 horticultural workers cultivating Alstroemeria, the 12-month prevalence of major hand dermatitis was 29.5% and of minor dermatitis 7.4%. Of these workers, 52.1% were sensitized for tulipalin A. Several personal and work-related factors played a role in the multifactorial aetiology of hand dermatitis. Factors which showed a significant relationship with major hand dermatitis were female sex, atopic dermatitis, chapped hands and the frequency of washing hands. Alstroemeria workers are at risk of developing contact dermatitis and it may be useful to carry out an educational campaign to lower the high prevalence. Topics: Alstroemeria; dermatological examinations; eczema; flower and perfume-plant growing; flowers; irritation; Netherlands; risk factors; sensitization dermatitis; skin tests.
Descriptors (primary) sensitization dermatitis; Netherlands; flower and perfume-plant growing; eczema; Alstroemeria
Descriptors (secondary) flowers; irritation; risk factors; skin tests; dermatological examinations
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceNetherlands
Subject(s) Agriculture, fishing, animal husbandry
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Agriculture
Skin diseases