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Ind Health. 2010;48(2):215-6.

Caustic ulcers caused by cement aqua: report of a case.

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  • 1Department of Dermatology, Faculty Hospital Motol, Prague, Czech Republic. alena.machovcova@fnmotol.cz

Abstract

Chromium is widely used in various industries including construction sector. Skin contact with cement has been associated with allergic or irritant contact dermatitis. Contact dermatitis is one of the most frequently reported health problems among construction workers. Irritant contact dermatitis from cement ranges from cement burns to cumulative irritant contact dermatitis. Cement burns are rarely reported and are considered a severe form of acute irritant contact dermatitis. They are associated with amateur user working in a short ready-mix time-frame with poor protective measures. They usually result in significant morbidity and initially are associated with minimal discomfort. We report a typical case.

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