|Document ID (ISN)||74972|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0105-1873 - Contact Dermatitis
|Convention or series no.
||Kumar A., Freeman S.
||Leukoderma following occupational allergic contact dermatitis
||Aug. 1999, Vol.41, No.1, p.94-98. Illus. 14 ref.
||Two cases of occupational allergic contact dermatitis followed by leukoderma are described. The first case was that of a 49-year-old wood machinist who developed leukoderma in areas of contact dermatitis involving his lips, neck, hands and forearms and was found to be allergic to colophony and pine sawdust on patch testing. The second case involved a 44-year-old man who worked as an epoxy applicator in a ceramics factory. He developed depigmentation in areas of contact dermatitis involving his face, hands, forearms, back, thighs and legs and was found on patch testing to be allergic to epoxy resin. The appearance of contact leukoderma may be indistinguishable from idiopathic vitiligo. However, the prognosis for repigmentation may be better in contact leukoderma than in idiopathic vitiligo.
||leukoderma; woodworking industry; dermatitis; skin allergies
||wood dust; epoxy resins; Australia; skin tests; colophony; pigmentation disorders; case study
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Australia|
|Broad subject area(s)
Lumber and the woodworking industry