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Military Personnel

  • Akiva Trattner
  • Aneta Lazarov
  • Arieh Ingber
Living reference work entry

Abstract

Contact dermatitis is common in military personnel with an incidence of 9.6–32%.

Occupational contact dermatitis may be due to oils, fuels, and solvents, explosives; munitions and fuses; combat gases; weapons and arms; and paints and detergents.

Environmental contact dermatitis may be due to plants or insect bites.

Other causes for allergic contact dermatitis include clothing and other accessories, drugs, repellents, and antiperspirants.

Intentional damage to the skin for obtaining secondary psychological gains is well known in soldiers.

Keywords

Occupational Contact dermatitits Military personnel Inentional damage 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of DermatologyRabin Medical CenterPetah TiqwaIsrael
  2. 2.Tel Aviv UniversityTel AvivIsrael
  3. 3.private clinicherzeliyaIsrael
  4. 4.Department of DermatologyHadassah University HospitalJerusalemIsrael

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