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Skin and respiratory tract symptoms in veterinary surgeons.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  3161687     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Chronic or relapsing irritant eczema of the hands was the main complaint in 34 veterinary surgeons. 9 had contact allergic eczema of occupational character. In 8 cases, the allergies were probably due to antibiotics contaminating the skin during the administration of treatment. Contact allergy to penicillin was observed in 5 cases, to neomycin in 2 and to streptomycin in 1 case. Sensitivities to other work-related substances such as rubber chemicals, antiseptics and local anaesthetics were found in 6 cases. Multiple contact allergies, in particular to different penicillins, were seen frequently. Obvious work-related immediate reactions of probable allergic type were present in 10 cases, but were confirmed with positive RAST or prick test in only 2 cases.
E S Falk; H Hektoen; P O Thune
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Contact dermatitis     Volume:  12     ISSN:  0105-1873     ISO Abbreviation:  Contact Derm.     Publication Date:  1985 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1985-10-21     Completed Date:  1985-10-21     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7604950     Medline TA:  Contact Dermatitis     Country:  DENMARK    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  274-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Anti-Bacterial Agents / adverse effects
Anti-Infective Agents / adverse effects
Dermatitis, Occupational / epidemiology*
Middle Aged
Occupational Diseases / epidemiology*
Respiratory Tract Diseases / epidemiology
Surgery, Veterinary*
Veterinary Medicine*
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Anti-Bacterial Agents; 0/Anti-Infective Agents

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