Evaluating ACD Frequency After Reducing Exposure to Sensitizers

December 23, 2005 | Contact Author | By: N.O. Wesley and Howard I. Maibach, MD
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Keywords: ACD frequency | sensitizers

Abstract: The economic burden of contact dermatitis is extensive due to work hours lost and physician visits. In the workplace, for example, contact dermatitis (irritant and allergic) accounts for 40% of all occupational illnesses (excluding injury) and 25% of time lost from work. Common sensitizers leading to allergic contact dermatitis (ACD) include metals, plants, cosmetics, rubber compounds and medicines.

The economic burden of contact dermatitis is extensive due to work hours lost and physician visits. In the workplace, for example, contact dermatitis (irritant and allergic) accounts for 40% of all occupational illnesses (excluding injury) and 25% of time lost from work.1 Common sensitizers leading to allergic contact dermatitis (ACD) include metals, plants, cosmetics, rubber compounds and medicines.2,3