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Epidemiology

  • Pieter-Jan Coenraads
  • Jet Smit

Abstract

The epidemiology of contact dermatitis is concerned with describing the distribution of contact dermatitis in human populations and with identifying factors that affect this distribution. A basic activity in epidemiology involves counting the number of diseased persons (cases) in a specified population and recording relevant characteristics of these diseased persons and of the study population. From this information, the frequency of disease among the study population can be calculated and associations between the disease frequency and the presence or absence of relevant characteristics suggest whether these characteristics may cause contact dermatitis.

Keywords

Contact Dermatitis Allergic Contact Dermatitis Occupational Disease Case Ascertainment Period Prevalence 
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  • Jet Smit

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