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Slides 81 to 85

Index of Occupational Dermatoses Slides


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 Candida and Pseudomonas organisms, both of which thrive under wet conditions.


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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