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Occupational contact dermatitis in New South Wales.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  1445087     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Five hundred and seventy patients with occupational contact dermatitis (OCD) were seen between 1984 and 1990 at the Skin and Cancer Foundation in Sydney. Data derived from these patients demonstrated that hairdressing, food, construction and the medical industries were the most at risk of OCD. The hairdressing and food industries had a high percentage of apprentices suffering OCD whilst the 35 to 44 year age bracket was most at risk in the construction industry. Allergic contact dermatitis was responsible for 38.2% of cases. The main allergens were chromate, thiuram, epoxy resin, nickel and cobalt. A third (33.9%) of patients were atopic. The average time lost from work was 16 days each year and the calculated yearly cost of OCD in New South Wales was approximately $12 million.
R H Rosen; S Freeman
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Australasian journal of dermatology     Volume:  33     ISSN:  0004-8380     ISO Abbreviation:  Australas. J. Dermatol.     Publication Date:  1992  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1992-12-09     Completed Date:  1992-12-09     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0135232     Medline TA:  Australas J Dermatol     Country:  AUSTRALIA    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1-10     Citation Subset:  IM    
Skin and Cancer Foundation, Sydney, Darlinghurst, NSW.
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MeSH Terms
Age Factors
Dermatitis, Occupational / economics,  epidemiology*
Follow-Up Studies
Middle Aged
New South Wales / epidemiology
Workers' Compensation / statistics & numerical data

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