1998
DOI: 10.1001/archderm.134.10.1231
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Nickel as an Occupational Allergen

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“…Hairdressers/beauticians were the most affected group followed by house workers (housewives, cleaners, housekeepers) in our series of patients. Shah et al [40] noted that hairdressing was one of the most common occupations in their patients with nickel dermatitis. However, by and large most authors agree that female hairdressers are sensitized by ear piercing rather than by occupational exposure to nickel [41].…”
Section: Discussionmentioning
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“…Hairdressers/beauticians were the most affected group followed by house workers (housewives, cleaners, housekeepers) in our series of patients. Shah et al [40] noted that hairdressing was one of the most common occupations in their patients with nickel dermatitis. However, by and large most authors agree that female hairdressers are sensitized by ear piercing rather than by occupational exposure to nickel [41].…”
Section: Discussionmentioning
confidence: 99%
“…It is not known why all nickel‐allergic patients exposed to nickel‐releasing coins do not develop hand dermatitis (6). There are reports on occupational nickel dermatitis amongst workers in various occupations (4, 5). However, the job of taxi driver has not previously been considered as an at‐risk occupation for allergic contact dermatitis from nickel.…”
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confidence: 99%
“…Objects in temporary contact with the skin, such as coins, are not covered by the Nickel Directive, although some nickel‐sensitive patients with occupational exposure to coins developed hand dermatitis (3). Nickel is undoubtedly of some relevance in a number of occupations (4, 5).…”
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“…46 Involvement of the hands in a nickel-sensitized patient should raise the possibility that nickel is acting as an occupational allergen. 9 …”
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“…8 As an occupational disease it particularly affects men, but the number of women with occupational exposure is increasing. 9 Nickel allergy can cause inability to work and require change of jobs. Workers particularly exposed to nickel include cashiers, hairdressers, jewelers, dental technicians, auto-mechanics, electroplaters, dyers, homemakers and persons who manipulate nickel-plating hand tools.…”
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