|Document ID (ISN)||75744|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0340-0131 - International Archives of Occupational and Environmental Health
|Convention or series no.
||Diepgen T.L., Coenraads P.J.
||The epidemiology of occupational contact dermatitis
||Nov. 1999, Vol.72, No.8, p.496-506. Illus. 75 ref.
||Occupational contact dermatitis ranks first of all occupational diseases in many countries. The incidence rate is believed to be around 0.5-1.9 cases per 1,000 full-time workers per year. Epidemiological studies play an important role in observing disease trends, analysing risk factors, and monitoring the effect of preventive measures. This review article highlights the lack of reliable epidemiologic data on occupational contact dermatitis and the difficulties of such studies. The following issues are highlighted: case ascertainment and bias, the distribution of allergic and irritant contact dermatitis in the working population, the interrelationship between exogenous (allergens, irritants) and endogenous factors, the prognosis, the social and economic impact, and the need for intervention studies.
||occupational diseases; eczema; dermatitis; epidemiology
||literature survey; occupational hygiene; allergens; cost of diseases; individual susceptibility; health service records; epidemiologic study
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Germany; Netherlands|
|Broad subject area(s)
||Occupational medicine, epidemiology