Hans-Joachim Schubert

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In 2400 consecutive patients at 8 clinics in 5 countries, nickel hypersensitivity was found in 176 cases (7.3%), 19 male (2.1%) and 157 female (10.5%). The incidence ranged from 15 to 38 cases in 300 patients of every department (5.0% Sofia to 12.7% Erfurt). 60.6% of the nickel positives were schoolgirls or younger than 25 years. The exposure time was 3(More)
The incidence of contact allergy to nickel in medical workers has increased from 9.4 to 26.2 per cent during the past decade. Despite the many occupational nickel sources in a hospital or outpatient department, the incidence and prevalence of hypersensitivity to this metal are no higher in female medical workers than in the female population in general.(More)
In a previous paper, we reported on nickel sensitivity in 2400 consecutive patients in 5 countries. 3 years later, we reassessed 104 of the 157 nickel-positive patients of this former study and found 13 now to be negative to nickel sulphate. Nearly all the others can no longer tolerate nickel contact. 68 patients were free from nickel dermatitis, 16 showed(More)
BACKGROUND Guinea pigs are important sources of inhalant allergens in home and working environments. However, little is known about the molecular characteristics and the relevant epitopes of guinea pig allergens. Recently, several allergens have been identified in hair extract and urine, and the major allergen Cav p 1 (20 kDa) has been characterized. (More)
Dermatitis in 8 female nursery workers handling Alstroemeria ligtu cultivars has been proven/proved in 6 cases to be of allergic origin. Epicutaneous tests with cut flower extracts as well as with the isolated and purified sensitizer were positive. Successful animal experiments corroborated the sensitising capacity of Alstroemeria cultivars. The responsible(More)
BACKGROUND Allergic reaction to guinea pig has been recognized as a problem in domestic settings and work environments for many years. Until recently, limited information was available on the properties of guinea pig allergen(s). In this study the major allergen Cav p 1 was characterized and the N-terminal amino-acid sequence was determined. METHODS AND(More)