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Document ID (ISN)73576
CIS number 99-1522
ISSN - Serial title 0105-1873 - Contact Dermatitis
Year 1998
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Bauer A., Bartsch R., Stadeler M., Schneider W., Grieshaber R., Wollina U., Gebhardt M.
Title Development of occupational skin diseases during vocational training in baker and confectioner apprentices: A follow-up study
Bibliographic information Dec. 1998, Vol.39, No.6, p.307-311. lllus. 13 ref.
Abstract 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.
Descriptors (primary) bakery products industry; hand; skin diseases
Descriptors (secondary) sensitization dermatitis; skin wetness; dermatitis; individual susceptibility; long-term study; risk factors; epidemiologic study
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceGermany
Subject(s) Food, beverage and tobacco industries
Broad subject area(s) Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Browse category(ies) Food industry
Skin diseases