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Document ID (ISN)75298
CIS number 00-1009
ISSN - Serial title 0344-5062 - Allergologie
Year 1999
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Jung K., Bieback C., Linse R.
Title The role of atopy for occupational irritant and allergic contact dermatitis
Original title Bedeutung der Atopie fŘr beruflich bedingte irritative und allergische Kontaktekzeme [in German]
Bibliographic information Aug. 1999, Vol.22, No.8, p.472-476. Illus. 29 ref.
Abstract Evaluations of the medical records of 606 patients with allergic contact dermatitis and of 190 patients with irritant contact dermatitis seeking compensation for their occupationally induced skin diseases yielded an atopic disposition in 60.3 and 72.1% of the patients, respectively. The average exposure until development of the disease was found to be shorter for patients with atopic disposition as compared with patients without atopic disposition. The atopic patients came mostly from the food industry, metalworking industry and health services. Nickel, cobalt, chromium and formaldehyde were the most frequent sensitizers. Women were more frequently affected than men and were affected almost ten years sooner than men. There was no connection between the atopic disposition of women and age of affliction.
Descriptors (primary) occupational diseases; individual susceptibility; sensitizers; skin allergies
Descriptors (secondary) formaldehyde; cobalt; nickel; eczema; chromium; metalworking industry; sex-linked differences; food industry; health services
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceGermany
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s) Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Browse category(ies) Allergies
Skin diseases