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Document ID (ISN)73668
CIS number 99-1601
ISSN - Serial title 1232-1087 - International Journal of Occupational Medicine and Environmental Health
Year 1998
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Kieć-Świerczyńska M., Kręcisz B., Krysiak B., Kuchowicz E., Rydzyński K.
Title Occupational allergy to aldehydes in health care workers. Clinical observations. Experiments
Bibliographic information 1998, Vol.11, No.4, p.349-358. Illus. 21 ref.
Abstract Incidence of allergy to aldehydes was examined in 280 health care workers suffering from skin lesions. Allergy was diagnosed in 64 patients. The majority of these (85.9%) were sensitive only to one aldehyde. Formaldehyde caused allergy slightly more frequently (13.9%) than glutaraldehyde (12.4%). Only five patients were sensitive to glyoxal. In animal experiments, formaldehyde and glutaraldehyde showed a stronger irritant effect than glyoxal and the sensitizing activity of aldehydes was confirmed. Both glutaraldehyde and glyoxal were cytotoxic in animals. Topics: allergy tests; animal experiments; glyoxal; glutaraldehyde; formaldehyde; cytotoxic effects; eczema; health care personnel; irritants; sensitization; skin allergies.
Descriptors (primary) formaldehyde; glutaraldehyde; health care personnel; skin allergies; glyoxal
Descriptors (secondary) irritants; eczema; sensitization; cytotoxic effects; allergy tests; animal experiments
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvincePoland
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Skin diseases
Aldehydes
Health care services
Allergies