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Environmental skin diseases and the impact of common dermatoses on medical readiness.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  9986992     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The environmental extremes in which soldiers exercise and fight, like the environmental extremes in which many civilians encounter occupationally and recreationally, can prove to be a significant cause for morbidity and decreased effectiveness. A variety of skin diseases are related to occupational exposure to dusts and ultraviolet radiation as a well known cause of cutaneous damage. As more is understood about the biochemical factors involved in frostbite injury, treatment recommendations have changed. Too much water, hot or cold, is a continued source of cutaneous misery to the soldier in the field. Finally, even common minor skin ailments can incapacitate the sufferer when confronted with unfavorable environments.
J J Meffert
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Dermatologic clinics     Volume:  17     ISSN:  0733-8635     ISO Abbreviation:  Dermatol Clin     Publication Date:  1999 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1999-04-22     Completed Date:  1999-04-22     Revised Date:  2005-11-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8300886     Medline TA:  Dermatol Clin     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1-17, vii     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Dermatology, San Antonio Uniformed Services Health Education Consortium, Brooke Army Medical Center, Fort Sam Houston, Texas, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Military Personnel*
Occupational Diseases / etiology*,  therapy
Occupational Exposure / adverse effects*
Skin Diseases / etiology*,  therapy
United States

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