Clinical aspects of occupational contact dermatitis

  • Cornelis J. W. van Ginkel
Part of the Progress in Inflammation Research book series (PIR)


Skin disease constitutes about one-quarter of all occupational diseases. Pulmonary problems, muscle skeletal disorders and mental illness comprise the great majority of the other occupational diseases. Of the occupational dermatoses contact dermatitis is the most important. In this chapter the following aspects of contact dermatitis are discussed: etiology, clinical features, analysis and finally treatment and prevention. The emphasis is on clinical approach, illustrated through several cases.


Atopic Dermatitis Contact Dermatitis Allergic Contact Dermatitis Sesquiterpene Lactone Occupational Disease 
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Further reading

  1. JG Marks Jr, VA Deleo (eds) (1997) Contact and occupational dermatology, 2nd ed, Mosby, St. Louis, USAGoogle Scholar
  2. JS Taylor (ed) (1994) Occupational dermatoses. Dermatologic Clinics 12/3, W.B. Saunders Co, Philadelphia, USAGoogle Scholar
  3. RM Adams (ed) (1990) Occupational skin disease, Saunders Co, Philadelphia, USAGoogle Scholar
  4. T Menne, HI Maibach (eds) (1994) Hand eczema, CRC Press, Boca Raton, USAGoogle Scholar
  5. RL Rietschel, JF Fowler Jr (eds) (1995) Fisher’s contact dermatitis, 4th ed, Williams and Wilkins, Baltimore, USAGoogle Scholar

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© Springer Basel AG 2000

Authors and Affiliations

  • Cornelis J. W. van Ginkel
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  1. 1.Department of Dermatology/AllergologyUniversity HospitalUtrechtNetherlands

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