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What is occupational contact dermatitis?

Friyana Bhabha

Know the facts about this common skin condition.

Take Home Messages: Occupational contact dermatitis is a common cause of work-related disability. Workers required to be in frequent contact with water are most at risk. Most people recover from this condition without permanent damage. The factors associated with a worse prognosis are: Delay in treatment; Allergic reaction to nickel or chromium; and Poor understanding by the worker of the disease. Therefore, education of at-risk workers...

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