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Document ID (ISN)74576
CIS number 00-414
ISSN - Serial title 0105-1873 - Contact Dermatitis
Year 2000
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Senecal S., Victor V., Choudat D., Hornez-Davin S., Conso F.
Title Semicircular lipoatrophy: 18 cases in the same company
Bibliographic information Feb. 2000, Vol.42, No.2, p.101-102. 13 ref.
Abstract Four cases of semicircular lipoatrophy having been reported, 58 employees of a telecommunication networking company were examined. 18 desk workers had subcutaneous depression, mostly bilateral. The position of the lesions on the thighs was different for each person, but it was observed that the height of the depression on the leg measured from the floor, plus the height of the shoe heel, was constant and at the same height as the desks (70cm). It is assumed that depression is due to repeated mechanical microtrauma.
Descriptors (primary) office work; skin microtrauma; telecommunications
Descriptors (secondary) case study; work posture; aetiology
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceFrance
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s) Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Browse category(ies) Communications industry
Office work