|Document ID (ISN)||73576|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0105-1873 - Contact Dermatitis
|Convention or series no.
||Bauer A., Bartsch R., Stadeler M., Schneider W., Grieshaber R., Wollina U., Gebhardt M.
||Development of occupational skin diseases during vocational training in baker and confectioner apprentices: A follow-up study
||Dec. 1998, Vol.39, No.6, p.307-311. lllus. 13 ref.
||Risk factors for the development of hand dermatitis were evaluated in a prospective follow-up study of baker and confectioner apprentices. Apprentices were interviewed and examined at the beginning of their vocational training, and 6 and 12 months later. The transepidermal water loss (TEWL) score was also assessed at three standardized sites on the hands. In their case histories, 3.3% of the apprentices reported hand dermatitis. The first assessment after 2 to 4 weeks vocational training revealed hand eczema in 17.5% of the individuals. At the follow-up, after 6 months of training 29.1%, and after 12 months of training 27.0% of the apprentices had hand dermatitis of mild to moderate severity. Within 6 months, the TEWL score rose significantly.There was a significant tendency for atopic skin diathesis to be a predictive factor for the development of occupational hand dermatitis. TEWL score, respiratory atopy and metal sensitization failed to correlate with the development of skin damage in this study. Topics: bakery products industry; dermatitis; epidemiologic study; hand; individual susceptibility; long-term study; risk factors; sensitization dermatitis; skin diseases; skin wetness.
||bakery products industry; hand; skin diseases
||sensitization dermatitis; skin wetness; dermatitis; individual susceptibility; long-term study; risk factors; epidemiologic study
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Germany|
||Food, beverage and tobacco industries
|Broad subject area(s)
||Occupational medicine, epidemiology