• Adriene LeeEmail author
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Locksmiths mainly handle metal objects. Irritant contact dermatitis is more common, to solvents, detergents, lubricants and from friction. Allergic contact dermatitis may be caused by exposure to metals, preservatives in lubricants and cleansers or to black rubber mix.


Locksmiths Irritant contact dermatitis Allergic contact dermatitis Hand and power tools Lubricants Anticorrosion agents Metals 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of DermatologyMonash Medical CentreMelbourneAustralia
  2. 2.Department of DermatologySt Vincents Hospital MelbourneMelbourneAustralia
  3. 3.Occupational Dermatology Research and Education CentreSkin and Cancer Foundation VictoriaMelbourneAustralia

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