|Document ID (ISN)||78606|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0105-1873 - Contact Dermatitis
|Convention or series no.
||Gielen K., Goossens A.
||Occupational allergic contact dermatitis from drugs in healthcare workers
||Nov. 2001, Vol.45, No.5, p.273-279. Illus. 41 ref.
||Contact sensitivity to pharmaceutical drugs occurs mainly among healthcare workers, pharmaceutical industry operators and veterinary surgeons. Of the 14,689 patients suspected of contact allergy examined in the dermatology department of a university hospital between 1978 and 2001, occupational allergic contact dermatitis from drugs was diagnosed in 33 cases. The most common sensitizers were antibiotics including penicillins, cephalosporins, and aminoglycosides. They accounted altogether for 35 positive patch tests, followed by propacetamol hydrochloride, and ranitidine hydrochloride, which elicited 10 and 7 positive reactions, respectively. The highest number of the sensitized patients were nurses (26), followed by veterinarians (4), pharmacists (2) and medical doctors (1).
||pharmaceutical products; health care personnel; eczema
||sensitization dermatitis; acetaminophen; aminoglycoside antibiotics; cephalosporins; penicillins; ranitidine; dermatological services; dermatitis; diagnosis; dermatological examinations; veterinary services; skin tests; medical examinations; skin allergies
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Belgium|
||Commerce, services, offices
|Broad subject area(s)
||Health care services