Occupational Skin Disease

An interesting case of joint prosthesis allergy.

Beecker J, Gordon J, Pratt M. Dermatitis. 2009 Mar-Apr;20(2):E4-9. ABSTRACT: A rare case of contact allergic dermatitis from metal knee joint prostheses is presented. The low incidence of allergic contact dermatitis from metal prostheses is surprising, especially given the frequency of metal allergy...

Positive patch test reactions to lanolin: cross-sectional data from the north american contact dermatitis group, 1994 to 2006.

Warshaw EM, Nelsen DD, Maibach HI, Marks JG, Zug KA, Taylor JS, Rietschel RL, Fowler JF, Mathias CG, Pratt MD, Sasseville D,Storrs FJ, Belsito DV, DeLeo VA. Dermatitis. 2009 Mar-Apr;20(2):79-88. BACKGROUND: The prevalence of lanolin sensitivity in referred patients is less than 4%. OBJECTIVES: To...

Allergic patch test reactions associated with cosmetics: retrospective analysis of cross-sectional data from the North American Contact Dermatitis Group, 2001-2004.

Warshaw EM, Buchholz HJ, Belsito DV, Maibach HI, Fowler JF Jr, Rietschel RL, Zug KA, Mathias CG, Pratt MD, Sasseville D, Storrs FJ, Taylor JS, Deleo VA, Marks JG Jr. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2009 Jan;60(1):23-38. Epub 2008 Nov 6. BACKGROUND: Allergy to cosmetics is common. OBJECTIVES: We...

Positive patch-test reactions to propylene glycol: a retrospective cross-sectional analysis from the North American Contact Dermatitis Group, 1996 to 2006.

Warshaw EM, Botto NC, Maibach HI, Fowler JF Jr, Rietschel RL, Zug KA, Belsito DV, Taylor JS, DeLeo VA, Pratt MD, Sasseville D,Storrs FJ, Marks JG Jr, Mathias CG. Dermatitis. 2009 Jan-Feb;20(1):14-20. BACKGROUND: Propylene glycol (PG) may cause allergic or irritant contact dermatitis...

Dermatitis in the services sector: understanding the issues – a pilot project

We were interested in gauging the level of awareness of WRCD in the services sector, and identifying the key issues related to WRCD prevention. We conducted focus groups and electronic surveys of 37 Ontario Services Safety Alliance (OSSA) staff, and 39 OSSA Advisory Committee members.

Key exposures and industries causing work-related contact dermatitis

We used the North American Contact Dermatitis Group (NACDG) database, which now includes occupational factors, to identify common occupational contact allergens. We then linked this information to the respiratory literature to identify whether these agents caused occupational asthma (OA). We also assessed the utility of the NACDG database itself, as a tool for research and surveillance. We analyzed patch test data for 3676 patients seen at the two Canadian NACDG Centres between 2001 and 2006.

Repeated mechanical trauma to the hands and the use of anti-impaction gloves

To describe the experience of treatment with anti-impaction gloves in workers with frictional hand dermatitis in RTW. A case series of workers with FHD is described.

Hand and upper extremity function in workers with occupational contact dermatitis

The study was designed to gain a better understanding of the function of the hand and upper extremity of patients with contact dermatitis. A detailed physical examination of the upper extremity was conducted and the SF36, DLQI, DASH, Work Instability Score and Work Limitations Questionnaire were administered to patients with hand dermatitis.

Hand dermatitis in auto mechanics and machinists.

Donovan JC, Kudla I, Holness DL. Dermatitis. 2007 Sep;18(3):143-9. BACKGROUND: Auto mechanics and machinists presenting with suspected allergic contact dermatitis (ACD) have traditionally been patch-tested with a standard screening tray and a specialty tray such as the Oil and Cooling Fluid Series...

Allergic contact dermatitis from formaldehyde textile resins in surgical uniforms and nonwoven textile masks.

Donovan J, Skotnicki-Grant S. Dermatitis. 2007 Mar;18(1):40-4. ABSTRACT: Despite a trend for reduction in the concentration of free formaldehyde in textiles, formaldehyde textile resin (FTR) allergic contact dermatitis (ACD) remains an important clinical issue and is likely underdiagnosed...