The Pharmaceutical and Cosmetic Industries

  • A. Goossens
  • L. Geusens


Depending on the type of product and exposition, several occupation-induced dermatoses may occur among workers in the pharmaceutical industry. They include irritation, contact allergy, photosensitivity, urticaria, acne venenata, and, less frequently, fixed drug eruption and steroid rosacea (H. Degreef, personal communication), and even toxic epidermal necrolysis (as was the case with the transcutaneous absorption of an intermediary product in the synthesis of tetramisole, an anthelminthic drug; Valsecchi et al. 1987).


Contact Dermatitis Methyl Ethyl Ketone Allergic Contact Dermatitis Butyl Acetate Intermediary Product 
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