|Document ID (ISN)||73668|
|ISSN - Serial title
||1232-1087 - International Journal of Occupational Medicine and Environmental Health
|Convention or series no.
||Kieć-Świerczyńska M., Kręcisz B., Krysiak B., Kuchowicz E., Rydzyński K.
||Occupational allergy to aldehydes in health care workers. Clinical observations. Experiments
||1998, Vol.11, No.4, p.349-358. Illus. 21 ref.
||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.
||formaldehyde; glutaraldehyde; health care personnel; skin allergies; glyoxal
||irritants; eczema; sensitization; cytotoxic effects; allergy tests; animal experiments
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Poland|
|Broad subject area(s)
Health care services