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Document ID (ISN)74472
CIS number 00-122
ISSN - Serial title 0944-2502 - Zentralblatt für Arbeitsmedizin, Arbeitsschutz und Ergonomie
Year 1999
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Schäcke G., Kirchhoff R.
Title Inclusion of gastrointestinal diseases in the evaluation of occupational diseases
Original title Die Umsetzung gastrointestinaler Erkrankungen in die Begutachtung von Berufskrankheiten [in German]
Bibliographic information Sep. 1999, Vol.49, No.9, p.342-347. 17 ref.
Abstract 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.
Descriptors (primary) occupational diseases; expertise; gastrointestinal diseases
Descriptors (secondary) compensation of occupational diseases; pathology; industrial physicians; diagnosis; occupation disease relation
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceGermany
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s) Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Browse category(ies) Workers' compensation
Gastrointestinal diseases