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Document ID (ISN)72966
CIS number 99-910
ISSN - Serial title 1351-0711 - Occupational and Environmental Medicine
Year 1998
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Brisman J., Meding B., Jńrvholm B.
Title Occurrence of self reported hand eczema in Swedish bakers
Bibliographic information Nov. 1998, Vol.55, No.11, p.750-754. 23 ref.
Abstract In a retrospective cohort study of 2,923 Swedish bakers, the incidence of hand eczema among males was 16.7 cases/1,000 person-years, compared with 4.4-5.4 among male controls. The corresponding figures for women were 34.4 compared with 11.3-14.1. Skin atopy increased the incidence about threefold and a synergistic effect of atopy and exposure was indicated. Also, bakers had changed job significantly more often than controls. Topics: bakery products industry; change of employment; eczema; frequency rates; hand; individual susceptibility; questionnaire survey.
Descriptors (primary) bakery products industry; hand; eczema
Descriptors (secondary) change of employment; frequency rates; individual susceptibility; questionnaire survey
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceSweden
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Food industry
Skin diseases