Incidence rates of occupational allergic contact dermatitis caused by metals.

  title={Incidence rates of occupational allergic contact dermatitis caused by metals.},
  author={Lasse Kanerva and Riitta Jolanki and Tuula Estlander and Kristiina Alanko and Anja Savela},
  journal={American journal of contact dermatitis : official journal of the American Contact Dermatitis Society},
  volume={11 3},
  • L. Kanerva, R. Jolanki, A. Savela
  • Published 1 September 2000
  • Medicine
  • American journal of contact dermatitis : official journal of the American Contact Dermatitis Society
BACKGROUND Data on the incidence rates (IR) of occupational dermatoses are scarce. MATERIAL AND METHODS We calculated the IR of occupational allergic contact dermatitis (ACD) caused by chromium, nickel and cobalt by occupation, during a 7-year period (1991-1997) from the data of the Finnish Register of Occupational Diseases and from the statistics on the working population in different occupations. RESULTS A total of 2543 cases of occupational ACD were reported during 1991-1997. Cr caused… 

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