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Protein contact dermatitis--case report.

Barata AR, Conde-Salazar L - An Bras Dermatol (2013 Jul-Aug)

Bottom Line: Clinically it presents as a chronic hand and/or forearms eczema of occupational origin, especially in professionals who work as food handlers.The most sensitive and practical is the prick-by-prick test with food that the patient refers to cause intense itching after immediate skin contact.Treatment is symptomatic, and it is mandatory to avoid the responsible allergen, wearing plastic gloves and even sometimes leaving the workplace for symptom resolution.

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Affiliation: Instituto de Salud Carlos III, Madrid, Spain.

ABSTRACT
Protein contact dermatitis is a skin condition not well known and underdiagnosed by dermatologists, resulting from an IgE-mediated allergic reaction. Clinically it presents as a chronic hand and/or forearms eczema of occupational origin, especially in professionals who work as food handlers. Epicutaneous tests are negative, and to diagnose this condition it is necessary to perform immediate-type allergy tests. The most sensitive and practical is the prick-by-prick test with food that the patient refers to cause intense itching after immediate skin contact. Treatment is symptomatic, and it is mandatory to avoid the responsible allergen, wearing plastic gloves and even sometimes leaving the workplace for symptom resolution.

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Mentions: The patient worked as a cook at a Japanese restaurant, and daily handled food based onfish and vegetables (Figure 2). She usedprotective latex gloves during her daily routine and reported that during vacations orrest days she experienced major improvement, as well as worsening when she returned towork.


Protein contact dermatitis--case report.

Barata AR, Conde-Salazar L - An Bras Dermatol (2013 Jul-Aug)

Several fish manipulated by the patient at her place of work on a daily basis
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Related In: Results  -  Collection

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f02: Several fish manipulated by the patient at her place of work on a daily basis
Mentions: The patient worked as a cook at a Japanese restaurant, and daily handled food based onfish and vegetables (Figure 2). She usedprotective latex gloves during her daily routine and reported that during vacations orrest days she experienced major improvement, as well as worsening when she returned towork.

Bottom Line: Clinically it presents as a chronic hand and/or forearms eczema of occupational origin, especially in professionals who work as food handlers.The most sensitive and practical is the prick-by-prick test with food that the patient refers to cause intense itching after immediate skin contact.Treatment is symptomatic, and it is mandatory to avoid the responsible allergen, wearing plastic gloves and even sometimes leaving the workplace for symptom resolution.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Instituto de Salud Carlos III, Madrid, Spain.

ABSTRACT
Protein contact dermatitis is a skin condition not well known and underdiagnosed by dermatologists, resulting from an IgE-mediated allergic reaction. Clinically it presents as a chronic hand and/or forearms eczema of occupational origin, especially in professionals who work as food handlers. Epicutaneous tests are negative, and to diagnose this condition it is necessary to perform immediate-type allergy tests. The most sensitive and practical is the prick-by-prick test with food that the patient refers to cause intense itching after immediate skin contact. Treatment is symptomatic, and it is mandatory to avoid the responsible allergen, wearing plastic gloves and even sometimes leaving the workplace for symptom resolution.

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Related in: MedlinePlus