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Risk for hand eczema in employees with past or present atopic dermatitis.

Abstract

Persons with atopic dermatitis run a considerable risk of developing hand eczema when exposed to occupational agents that are a burden to the skin. This also pertains to those with a history of skin atopy in childhood. This review presents estimates of the risk of developing hand eczema and examines the evidence for an effect modification by skin atopy on exposure. Skin atopy at least doubles the effects of irritant exposure and, thus, doubles the risk in occupations where hand eczema is a common problem. On the basis of this evidence, guidelines for occupational counseling can be given. Further development of a scale indicating the degree of atopic skin diathesis should facilitate the targeting of this counseling toward specific high-risk groups.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Occupational & Environmental Dermatology Unit, University Hospital, Groningen, The Netherlands.No affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Review

Language

eng

PubMed ID

9523243

Citation

Coenraads, P J., and T L. Diepgen. "Risk for Hand Eczema in Employees With Past or Present Atopic Dermatitis." International Archives of Occupational and Environmental Health, vol. 71, no. 1, 1998, pp. 7-13.
Coenraads PJ, Diepgen TL. Risk for hand eczema in employees with past or present atopic dermatitis. Int Arch Occup Environ Health. 1998;71(1):7-13.
Coenraads, P. J., & Diepgen, T. L. (1998). Risk for hand eczema in employees with past or present atopic dermatitis. International Archives of Occupational and Environmental Health, 71(1), pp. 7-13.
Coenraads PJ, Diepgen TL. Risk for Hand Eczema in Employees With Past or Present Atopic Dermatitis. Int Arch Occup Environ Health. 1998;71(1):7-13. PubMed PMID: 9523243.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Risk for hand eczema in employees with past or present atopic dermatitis. AU - Coenraads,P J, AU - Diepgen,T L, PY - 1998/4/2/pubmed PY - 1998/4/2/medline PY - 1998/4/2/entrez SP - 7 EP - 13 JF - International archives of occupational and environmental health JO - Int Arch Occup Environ Health VL - 71 IS - 1 N2 - Persons with atopic dermatitis run a considerable risk of developing hand eczema when exposed to occupational agents that are a burden to the skin. This also pertains to those with a history of skin atopy in childhood. This review presents estimates of the risk of developing hand eczema and examines the evidence for an effect modification by skin atopy on exposure. Skin atopy at least doubles the effects of irritant exposure and, thus, doubles the risk in occupations where hand eczema is a common problem. On the basis of this evidence, guidelines for occupational counseling can be given. Further development of a scale indicating the degree of atopic skin diathesis should facilitate the targeting of this counseling toward specific high-risk groups. SN - 0340-0131 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/9523243/Risk_for_hand_eczema_in_employees_with_past_or_present_atopic_dermatitis_ L2 - https://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s004200050243 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -