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Dermatoses of Belchatow brown coal mine employees

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Abstract

Evaluates the results of examinations carried out in the Belchatow brown coal surface mine on skin diseases. Influence of working conditions specific for brown coal mines on the development of some dermatoses is analyzed. From 1978 to 1979 443 miners were examined. Two groups of miners were examined separately: 1. 235 miners who contacted the firm physician due to skin problems and 2. 208 miners who underwent a periodic examination. In group 1 skin dermatoses were found in 86% of all cases, and in group 2 in 48%. Foot skin inflammation, particularly interdigital intertrigo, was the most common dermatosis. Oil acne (occupational disease of coal miners) was diagnosed in 15 cases, common acne in 23 cases, pytiriasis versicolor in 19 cases, erythrasma in 10, eczema and other contact dermatitis in 10 cases. Investigations show that 23% of the foot interdigital intertrigo is caused by mycotic infections. Dermatoses of the skin of miners' feet are caused mainly by rubber protective boots. (10 refs.) (In Polish)
Publication Date:
Sep 01, 1981
Product Type:
Journal Article
Reference Number:
EDB-82-137413
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Med. Pr.; (Poland); Journal Volume: 32:5
Subject:
01 COAL, LIGNITE, AND PEAT; COAL MINERS; SKIN DISEASES; COAL MINES; DERMATITIS; ECZEMA; FEET; HEALTH HAZARDS; OCCUPATIONAL DISEASES; POLAND; SURFACE MINING; BODY; BODY AREAS; DEVELOPING COUNTRIES; DISEASES; EASTERN EUROPE; EUROPE; HAZARDS; LEGS; LIMBS; MINERS; MINES; MINING; PERSONNEL; UNDERGROUND FACILITIES; 016000* - Coal, Lignite, & Peat- Health & Safety; 012000 - Coal, Lignite, & Peat- Mining
OSTI ID:
5239614
Country of Origin:
Poland
Language:
Polish
Other Identifying Numbers:
Journal ID: CODEN: MEPAA
Submitting Site:
HEDB
Size:
Pages: 365-369
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Ruszczak, Z, Bienias, L, and Proszczynska-Kuczynska, W. Dermatoses of Belchatow brown coal mine employees. Poland: N. p., 1981. Web.
Ruszczak, Z, Bienias, L, & Proszczynska-Kuczynska, W. Dermatoses of Belchatow brown coal mine employees. Poland.
Ruszczak, Z, Bienias, L, and Proszczynska-Kuczynska, W. 1981. "Dermatoses of Belchatow brown coal mine employees." Poland.
@misc{etde_5239614,
title = {Dermatoses of Belchatow brown coal mine employees}
author = {Ruszczak, Z, Bienias, L, and Proszczynska-Kuczynska, W}
abstractNote = {Evaluates the results of examinations carried out in the Belchatow brown coal surface mine on skin diseases. Influence of working conditions specific for brown coal mines on the development of some dermatoses is analyzed. From 1978 to 1979 443 miners were examined. Two groups of miners were examined separately: 1. 235 miners who contacted the firm physician due to skin problems and 2. 208 miners who underwent a periodic examination. In group 1 skin dermatoses were found in 86% of all cases, and in group 2 in 48%. Foot skin inflammation, particularly interdigital intertrigo, was the most common dermatosis. Oil acne (occupational disease of coal miners) was diagnosed in 15 cases, common acne in 23 cases, pytiriasis versicolor in 19 cases, erythrasma in 10, eczema and other contact dermatitis in 10 cases. Investigations show that 23% of the foot interdigital intertrigo is caused by mycotic infections. Dermatoses of the skin of miners' feet are caused mainly by rubber protective boots. (10 refs.) (In Polish)}
journal = {Med. Pr.; (Poland)}
volume = {32:5}
journal type = {AC}
place = {Poland}
year = {1981}
month = {Sep}
}