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Ann Dermatol Venereol. 2010 Nov;137 Suppl 3:S104-10. doi: 10.1016/S0151-9638(10)70037-5.

[Hand eczema and occupational disorders].

[Article in French]

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  • Cabinet de Dermatologie, 19 rue de l'Observatoire, 67000 Strasbourg, France. christophe.lecoz@wanadoo.fr


Hand eczema (HE) is a frequent skin disease, combining endogenous and exogenous factors. Occupational -or work-related- hand eczema (OHE) is frequently a chronic and relapsing disease, due to irritant and allergenic contacts. Burden of disease is important, since OHE strikes quality of life of the patient, has significant social and economic impact, and may jeopardize his professional future. The management of OHE combines etiological assessment, efficient symptomatic treatment and adaptation of working conditions.

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