Skin and respiratory symptoms among workers with suspected work-related disease.

Arrandale VH, Kudla I, Kraut AG, Scott JA, Tarlo SM, Redlich CA, Holness DL. Occup Med (Lond). 2012 Sep;62(6):420-6. doi: 10.1093/occmed/kqs133. ABSTRACT: BACKGROUND: Many workers are exposed to chemicals that can cause both respiratory and skin responses. Although there has been much work on

Surveillance of systemic reactions to subcutaneous immunotherapy injections: year 1 outcomes of the ACAAI and AAAAI collaborative study.

Bernstein DI, Epstein T, Murphy-Berendts K, Liss GM. Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol. 2010 Jun;104(6):530-5. ABSTRACT: BACKGROUND: Although systemic reactions (SRs) to subcutaneous immunotherapy (SCIT) injections are not uncommon, life-threatening and fatal reactions are rare. The annual incide

Acute allergic contact dermatitis of the lips from peppermint oil in a lip balm.

Tran A, Pratt M, DeKoven J. Dermatitis. 2010 Apr;21(2):111-5. ABSTRACT: The etiology of cheilitis is often not readily apparent. We present a case series of four patients with allergic contact cheilitis (ACC) secondary to exposure to peppermint oil contained in a lip balm product. These patie

Propylene glycol dermatitis in the printing industry: the fundamental role of a workplace visit.

Noiles K, Kudla I, DeKoven J. Dermatitis. 2010 Feb;21(1):E1-4. ABSTRACT: Workers in the printing industry serve as an example of a working population that is at high risk of developing occupational skin disease. Daily exposures include both irritants and sensitizing agents. While many substances h

Allergic contact dermatitis caused by diclofenac cream.

Lynde CB, Pierscianowski TA, Pratt MD. CMAJ. 2009 Dec 8;181(12):925-6. Epub 2009 Oct 26. PubMed link to article

Repeated mechanical trauma to the hands: the use of anti-impaction gloves for treatment and return to work.

Kwok T, Arrandale V, Skotnicki-Grant S. Dermatitis. 2009 Oct;20(5):278-83. BACKGROUND: Repeated mechanical trauma to the hands can result in frictional hand dermatitis (FHD) and (in some cases) hyperkeratotic hand dermatitis (HHD), forms of irritant contact dermatitis. These conditions ca

Rapid development of allergic contact dermatitis from dicyclohexylmethane-4,4′-diisocyanate.

Donovan JC, Kudla I, DeKoven JG. Dermatitis. 2009 Aug;20(4):214-7. ABSTRACT: Isocyanates are widely used in the manufacturing of rigid and flexible foams, fibers, and coatings such as paints, varnishes, and elastomers but are rarely reported as contact sensitizers. The aliphatic diisocyanate dic

Contact sensitivity to aluminum.

Brodbaker E, Pratt M. J Cutan Med Surg. 2009 Jul-Aug;13(4):226-9. PURPOSE: To report two cases of aluminum contact dermatitis caused by different sources. METHODS: Two patients were patch-tested for suspected contact sensitivities. RESULTS: The results of patch testing revealed aluminum cont

Cutaneous and respiratory symptoms among professional cleaners.

Lynde CB, Obadia M, Liss GM, Ribeiro M, Holness DL, Tarlo SM. Occup Med (Lond). 2009 Jun;59(4):249-54. Epub 2009 May 11. ABSTRACT: BACKGROUND: Occupational dermatitis is very common and has a large economic impact. Cleaners are at an increased risk for both work-related cutaneous and respi

Chronic actinic dermatitis: clinical cases, diagnostic workup, and therapeutic management.

Beach RA, Pratt MD. J Cutan Med Surg. 2009 May-Jun;13(3):121-8. ABSTRACT: Background:We report four cases of chronic actinic dermatitis (CAD) occurring in middle-aged men with significant outdoor exposure. Objectives: The aim of this report is to show the spectrum of presentations of patients wit