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Interdigital dermatitis: sentinel skin damage in hairdressers.
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PMID:  10877542     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
In the course of a cohort study, 2275 hair-dressing apprentices were examined a median of 6 weeks after the start of their training in the years 1992. 1993 and 1994. Skin changes were noted in 821 (36%). The site most often affected was the interdigital web space (664 of those with skin changes: 81%). The proportion of participants with a high atopy score and previous hand and flexural dermatitis was larger in the subset with interdigital dermatitis than in healthy persons, but was particularly elevated in those affected by dermatitis involving other sites. Interdigital dermatitis can be regarded as a potential precursor of more severe hand dermatitis in hairdressers, and probably of irritant hand dermatitis in wet work occupations in general. Thus, it is an important sentinel for secondary prevention. e.g. regular and thorough application of emollients.
H J Schwanitz; W Uter
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The British journal of dermatology     Volume:  142     ISSN:  0007-0963     ISO Abbreviation:  Br. J. Dermatol.     Publication Date:  2000 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2000-06-29     Completed Date:  2000-06-29     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0004041     Medline TA:  Br J Dermatol     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1011-2     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Dermatology, Environmental Medicine and Health Theory, University of Osnabrück, Germany.
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MeSH Terms
Beauty Culture
Cohort Studies
Dermatitis, Contact / epidemiology*,  pathology
Dermatitis, Occupational / epidemiology*,  pathology
Follow-Up Studies
Germany / epidemiology
Hair Preparations / adverse effects
Hand Dermatoses / epidemiology*,  pathology
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Hair Preparations

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