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Occupational Dermatoses

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Slide 81 - Tick bite reaction

 SLIDE 81 - Tick bite reaction

This reaction is fairly typical and may persist for 1 to 2 weeks before subsiding. In addition some ticks are vectors for Rocky Mountain spotted fever and other rickettsial diseases.

Slide 82 - Nail disorder, traumatic

 SLIDE 82 - Nail disorder, traumatic

The spectrum of occupational dermatoses also includes work-related disorders of the hair and nails. Frequently these are the result of trauma, but may also include infections, inflammatory reactions and discoloration.

Slide 83 - Wet work, nails

 SLIDE 83 - Wet work, nails
Jobs that require repeated exposure to wet work frequently result in paronychial infections. These painful fingernail folds often harbor both

Slide 84 - Kerion

 SLIDE 84 - Kerion

This farm worker developed a kerion of the scalp due to infection with Trichophyton verrucosum. The involved scalp has become boggy and edematous.

Slide 85 - Traumatic alopecia

 SLIDE 85 - Traumatic alopecia

Long hair presents a special hazard among machine tool operators; entanglement can result in avulsion and traumatic alopecia.

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