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Document ID (ISN)72917
CIS number 99-907
ISSN - Serial title 0105-1873 - Contact Dermatitis
Year 1999
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Le Croz C.J., Coninx D., Van Rengen A., El Aboubi S., Ducombs G., Benz M.H., Boursier S., Avenel-Audran M., Verret J.L., Erikstam U., Bruze M., Goossens A.
Title An epidemic of occupational contact dermatitis from an immersion oil for microscopy in laboratory personnel
Bibliographic information Feb. 1999, Vol.40, No.2, p.77-83. lllus. 31 ref.
Abstract Since November 1997, 14 successive cases of occupational contact dermatitis were observed in 13 technicians and 1 physician working in different laboratories. The dermatitis, located on the hands, forearms and face, erupted after each exposure to an immersion oil for microscopy. Patch tests were positive for epoxy resin (ER) in the European standard series (10/10 patients) and to a newly formulated Leica (TM) immersion oil (7/7 patients). 2 patients tested with individual ingredients of the oil demonstrated sensitization to liquid modified ER components, contained at >80% concentration in the oil, including bisphenol A diglycidyl ether. This report of epidemic contact dermatitis from ERs, used in an immersion oil for microscopy, emphasizes the need for perpetual vigilance in occupational medicine and the usefulness of multicentre contacts in dermato-allergology. Topics: bisphenol a diglycidyl ether; case study; eczema; epoxy resins; high performance chromatography; laboratory work; microscopic determination; sensitization; skin allergies; skin tests; thin-layer chromatography.
Descriptors (primary) epoxy resins; skin allergies; bisphenol A diglycidyl ether; laboratory work
Descriptors (secondary) high performance chromatography; case study; eczema; sensitization; skin tests; thin-layer chromatography; microscopic determination
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceFrance
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Skin diseases
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