Vegetables and Fruit

  • Andrea BauerEmail author
  • Wolfgang Uter
  • Christiane Szliska
Reference work entry


Workers under risk are farmers, gardeners, bakers, pastry cooks, food handlers, cooks, and food processing industry workers.

Skin symptoms in occupational food handling normally appear on the hands but may also develop on the face by direct skin contact or aerogen exposure.

Clinical manifestations appear as irritant/allergic contact dermatitis, phototoxic/photoallergic contact dermatitis, contact urticaria (immunologic/non-immunologic), and protein contact dermatitis.


Occupational contact dermatitis Vegetables Fruits Allergy Irritation 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Andrea Bauer
    • 1
    Email author
  • Wolfgang Uter
    • 2
  • Christiane Szliska
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Dermatology, University Allergy CenterUniversity Hospital Carl Gustav Carus, Technical University of DresdenDresdenGermany
  2. 2.Department of Medical Informatics, Biometry and EpidemiologyUniversity of Erlangen/NürnbergErlangenGermany
  3. 3.Department of DermatologyBethesda HospitalFreudenbergGermany

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