Occupational Contact Dermatitis: Retrospective Study

Dinar Witasari, Hari Sukanto

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Background: Occupational skin disease is the second largest occupational disease in Europe after musculoskeletal injury.Most common occupational skin disease is contact dermatitis as many as 70-90%. Determining the cause of contact dermatitis in occupational environment is very important to avoid causing substances and to establish healing as well as reducing the recurrence rate. Purpose: To evaluate the management of new patients with occupational contact dermatitis in Allergy Immunology Division, Dermatology and Venerology outpatient clinic Dr. Soetomo General Hospital Surabaya in period of 2010-2012. Methods: Retrospective study of new patients with occupational contact dermatitis in Allergy Immunology Division during 2010-2012. Results: New patient of occupational contact dermatitis during the period of 2010-2012 were 50 new persons, predominantly occured in male in reproductive age (25-44 year old), irritant contact dermatitis (ICD) occured more frequent than allergic contact dermatitis (ACD). The majority of subjects were factory workers, with the most suspected ingredients was chemicals. About 21.7% patients underwent patch test. The therapy mostly given were antihistamines and topical steroids. There were 46% of patients who did not visit outpatient clinic again. Conclusions: New patients of occupational contact dermatitis in Allergy Immunology Division during the period of 2010-2012 were as many as 50 new patients. Patch test should be performed to establish the diagnosis and determine the cause of contact dermatitis materials.

Key words: occupational contact dermatitis, patch test, retrospective study.


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