John Libbey Eurotext

European Journal of Dermatology


Occupational diseases due to cooling fluids Volume 21, numéro 2, March-April 2011

Service des maladies professionnelles, CHU Nantes, pavillon Tourville, 44093 Nantes cedex 1, France

Contact dermatitis to cutting fluids is a very frequent cause of occupational skin disease, with different mechanisms for those caused by irritation or allergies. The different allergens in question are many and complex. Different batteries of patch tests are available but the interpretation of the relevance of positive tests is not simple. The aim of this work is to make clearer the investigative methods and the interpretation of the relevance of the results of patch tests, for more effective prevention.