|Document ID (ISN)||74580|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0105-1873 - Contact Dermatitis
|Convention or series no.
||Finch T.M., Muncaster A., Prais L., Foulds I.S.
||Occupational airborne allergic contact dermatitis from isoflurane vapour
||Jan. 2000, Vol.42, No.1, p.46. 5 ref.
||Case report of a non-atopic anaesthetist with periorbital erythema and oedema who was initially patch tested to a standard series of products used in hospitals. He showed positive reaction to a number of allergens, including cetrimide. Despite strict avoidance of all the identified allergens, he remained symptomatic. The history suggested isoflurane could be responsible for this allergy. Repeated open application tests (ROAT) gave a positive result. The patient could not totally exclude occupational exposure isoflurane vapour; however, the use of protective eye wear has improved his symptoms.
||sensitization dermatitis; eczema; health care personnel; operating theatres; isoflurane
||case study; inhalation anaesthetics; skin tests; face and eye protection; volatile substances
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||United Kingdom|
|Broad subject area(s)
Health care services