Healthcare workers, high-risk group for latex allergy

Dityatkovska, Y.M. and Koretskaia, I.V. and Nedogibchenko, N.A. (2021) Healthcare workers, high-risk group for latex allergy. In: Scientific Collection «InterConf», (74): with the Proceedings of the 3rd International Scientific and Practical Conference «Recent Scientific Investigation» (September 16-18, 2021). Dagens næringsliv forlag, Oslo, Norway, 2021, pp. 228-229. ISBN 978-82-7346-353-1

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The prevalence of contact-allergic dermatitis in the world varies between 20 to 25%. The use of latex gloves as well as products made of latex in the work environment are risk factors for occupational allergies among different categories of workplaces. Doctors, nurses and junior nurses are the most affected. In medical staff, contact allergic dermatitis is diagnosed in the range from 3% to 10% of cases. Under our supervision there were 14 patients (doctors, nurses, junior nurses) who were diagnosed with contact-allergic dermatitis.

Item Type: Book Section
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Subjects: Occupational diseases
Divisions: Departments > Department of occupational diseases, clinical immunology and clinical pharmacology
Depositing User: Елена Шрамко
Date Deposited: 21 Feb 2022 15:09
Last Modified: 21 Feb 2022 15:09

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