Occupational dermatoses in Beedi rollers

Kuruvila, Maria and Mukhi, Sanjay V and *, Pramod Kumar and Rao, Gatha S and *, Sridhar KS and *, Kotian MS (2002) Occupational dermatoses in Beedi rollers. Indian Journal of Dermatology, Venereology, and Leprology, 68 (1). pp. 10-12. ISSN 0378-6323

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A total of 91 beedi workers were analyzed for the pattern of cutaneous lesions. Period of rolling beedi ranged from 2 months to 40 years. Dermatological findings included; callosities seen in 51 (56.04%) of workers on fingers and feet, nail changes in 22 (24.18%) like pigmentation, paronychia, dystrophy which were more prominent on the right index finger, fungal infections in 15 and eczemas in 29. Callosities and localised nail changes can be considered to be occupational marks in beedi rollers correlated to use of scissors for cutting leaves and use of gum and artificial metallic nails for rolling beedis.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Medicine > KMC Mangalore > Community Medicine
Medicine > KMC Mangalore > Dermatology
Depositing User: KMCMLR User
Date Deposited: 17 Oct 2016 10:02
Last Modified: 17 Oct 2016 10:02
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/147170

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