|Document ID (ISN)||74472|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0944-2502 - Zentralblatt für Arbeitsmedizin, Arbeitsschutz und Ergonomie
|Convention or series no.
||Schäcke G., Kirchhoff R.
||Inclusion of gastrointestinal diseases in the evaluation of occupational diseases
||Die Umsetzung gastrointestinaler Erkrankungen in die Begutachtung von Berufskrankheiten [in German]|
||Sep. 1999, Vol.49, No.9, p.342-347. 17 ref.
||In occupational medicine, recognition of gastrointestinal diseases appears uncertain. However, numerous factors associated with workplaces can be related to gastrointestinal symptoms and syndromes. Work at height can cause nausea and vomiting. Work at high temperatures can affect the liver. Inhalation of fluorine may injure the mucous membranes in the pharynx, oesophagus and stomach. Yet it is generally difficult to prove the connections, because few studies on the relationship between gastrointestinal symptoms and hazards existing at workplaces are available. The absence of non-invasive diagnostic tools also makes early diagnosis difficult.
||occupational diseases; expertise; gastrointestinal diseases
||compensation of occupational diseases; pathology; industrial physicians; diagnosis; occupation disease relation
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Germany|
|Broad subject area(s)
||Occupational medicine, epidemiology