Association between tobacco smoking and prognosis of occupational hand eczema: a prospective cohort study.

@article{Brans2014AssociationBT,
  title={Association between tobacco smoking and prognosis of occupational hand eczema: a prospective cohort study.},
  author={Richard Brans and Christoph Skudlik and Elke Weisshaar and Kathrin Gediga and Reginald R W Scheidt and Britta Wulfhorst and Peter Elsner and Michael Sch{\"o}nfeld and Swen Malte John and T. L. Diepgen},
  journal={The British journal of dermatology},
  year={2014},
  volume={171 5},
  pages={1108-15}
}
BACKGROUND Hand eczema (HE) is a common occupational skin disease. Tobacco smoking is known to be associated with adverse cutaneous effects. However, its influence on the prognosis of occupational HE has not yet been studied. OBJECTIVES To evaluate relations between smoking status, severity and prognosis of occupational HE in patients taking part in an interdisciplinary tertiary individual prevention programme (TIP). METHODS In a prospective, multicentre, cohort study 1608 patients with… CONTINUE READING
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