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Document ID (ISN)77044
CIS number 01-1151
ISSN - Serial title 0105-1873 - Contact Dermatitis
Year 2000
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Kanerva L., Alanko K., Pelttari M., Estlander T.
Title Occupational allergic contact dermatitis from Compositae in agricultural work
Bibliographic information Apr. 2000, Vol.42, No.4, p.238-239. Illus. 15 ref.
Abstract A 36-year-old non atopic man working as an agricultural substitute worker fir the past 12 years developed severe vesicular dermatitis on the back of his hands and milder dermatitis on his lower arms, upper chest and face. In his work, he had fed cattle with hay contaminated with weeds such as Compositae (Asteraceae), and had also been exposed to many agricultural chemicals. Away from work he was symptom-free. Patch tests with various Compositae showed a strong positive reaction. It was concluded that the patient had occupational allergic contact dermatitis from Compositae and it was recommended that he should change to a job where no exposure to such substances would occur.
Descriptors (primary) livestock rearing; sensitization dermatitis; agriculture; eczema; plants
Descriptors (secondary) case study; skin tests; skin allergies
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceFinland
Subject(s) Agriculture, fishing, animal husbandry
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Skin diseases
Livestock rearing
Agriculture