A Program for Physicians
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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.
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.
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.
This farm worker developed a kerion of the scalp due to infection with Trichophyton verrucosum. The involved scalp has become boggy and edematous.
Long hair presents a special hazard among machine tool operators; entanglement can result in avulsion and traumatic alopecia.
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