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Document ID (ISN)74580
CIS number 00-469
ISSN - Serial title 0105-1873 - Contact Dermatitis
Year 2000
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Finch T.M., Muncaster A., Prais L., Foulds I.S.
Title Occupational airborne allergic contact dermatitis from isoflurane vapour
Bibliographic information Jan. 2000, Vol.42, No.1, p.46. 5 ref.
Abstract 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.
Descriptors (primary) sensitization dermatitis; eczema; health care personnel; operating theatres; isoflurane
Descriptors (secondary) case study; inhalation anaesthetics; skin tests; face and eye protection; volatile substances
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceUnited Kingdom
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Skin diseases
Health care services