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ID (ISN) del documento26597
Número CIS 77-197
ISSN - Título de la serie 0105-1873 - Contact Dermatitis
Año 1976
Número de serie
Autor(es) Hjorth N., Roed-Petersen J.
Título Occupational protein contact dermatitis in food handlers.
Información bibliográfica Feb. 1976, Vol.2, No.1, p.28-42. Illus. 14 ref.
Resumen 33 chefs and sandwich-makers with occupational dermatitis of the hands were examined by a standard series of patch tests, patch and scratch tests with a special battery of various foods and spices, the radioallergosorbent test (RAST) and leukocyte migration inhibition tests (LMT). Results fell into 4 different categories: simple irritant dermatitis (2 patients); plain contact dermatitis (6); positive patch and scratch tests (15); positive scratch tests only, termed protein contact dermatitis (10). Food handlers are sensitised by the protein they touch, and then react to later contact with the proteins. The authors recommend scratch tests and 20-min exposure first on normal and next on previously affected skin in patients with suspected occupational dermatitis, and RAST to pertinent foods whenever possible.
Descriptores (primarios) alergenos; productos alimenticios; industria hotelera; trabajo en cocinas; eczema
Descriptores (secundarios) anomalías leucocitarias; tests cutáneos; test radioalergoabsorbente; dermatitis
Tipo de documento -
Tema(s) Patología profesional
Broad subject area(s)
Navegación por categoria(s) Hotels and restaurants
Skin diseases