Statistical data on occupational contact urticaria

  title={Statistical data on occupational contact urticaria},
  author={Lasse Kanerva and Jouni Toikkanen and Riitta Jolanki and Tuula Estlander},
  journal={Contact Dermatitis},
Data on occupational contact urticaria (protein contact dermatitis included) in Finland during 1990–1994 were analyzed. Altogether 815 cases were reported to the Finnish Register Occupational Diseases during this period, compared with l944 cases of occupational allergic contact dermatitis. Accordingly, the total number Of Occupational allergic contact derma loses was 2759. 29.5% being contact urticaria and 70.5% being allergic contact dermatitis. Occupational contact urticaria was much more… 

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  • L. KanervaE. Vaheri
  • Medicine
    International archives of occupational and environmental health
  • 1993
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