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Self-reported occupational dermatological reactions among Danish dentists.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  8930589     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The aims of the study were to investigate the causes and prevalences of occupational dermatological reactions among Danish dentists. Questionnaires and telephone interviews with Danish dentists revealed that 37.8% reported skin reactions. In 27.2% of the cases the reactions were related to occupation, occurring with a point prevalence of 9.6%, and with a 1-yr period prevalence of 21.4%. The main causes were hand washing/soaps, latex gloves and (di)methacrylate-containing materials occurring at point prevalences of 7.1%, 1.3% and 1.7%, respectively. In addition, several other causes were reported, each occurring at relatively low frequency. Diagnosed allergic latex eczema was reported by 0.6%, but the frequency might be more than 2%, estimated on basis of reported symptoms. Allergic eczema caused by (di)methacrylate-containing materials was diagnosed among 0.7%, but estimated by the description of symptoms to be nearly 2%. The results urge for developing safer materials for dental use.
E C Munksgaard; E K Hansen; T Engen; U Holm
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  European journal of oral sciences     Volume:  104     ISSN:  0909-8836     ISO Abbreviation:  Eur. J. Oral Sci.     Publication Date:  1996 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1997-02-25     Completed Date:  1997-02-25     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9504563     Medline TA:  Eur J Oral Sci     Country:  DENMARK    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  396-402     Citation Subset:  D; IM    
Department of Dental Materials, School of Dentistry, University of Copenhagen, Denmark.
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MeSH Terms
Composite Resins / adverse effects
Denmark / epidemiology
Dental Materials / adverse effects
Dentin-Bonding Agents / adverse effects
Dermatitis, Allergic Contact / epidemiology,  etiology
Dermatitis, Occupational / epidemiology,  etiology*
Eczema / epidemiology,  etiology
Gloves, Surgical / adverse effects
Hand Dermatoses / epidemiology,  etiology
Interviews as Topic
Latex / adverse effects
Methacrylates / adverse effects
Methylmethacrylates / adverse effects
Resins, Synthetic / adverse effects
Soaps / adverse effects
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Composite Resins; 0/Dental Materials; 0/Dentin-Bonding Agents; 0/Latex; 0/Methacrylates; 0/Methylmethacrylates; 0/Resins, Synthetic; 0/Soaps

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