Occupational Acne in a Mechanic: A case report.

  • Ines Rassas
  • Charfeddine Amri Department of Occupational Medicine- University of Medicine; Monastir
  • Adnène Henchi Department of Occupational Medicine- University of Medicine; Monastir
  • Neila Chaari Department of Occupational Medicine- University of Medicine; Monastir
  • Mohamed Akrout Department of Occupational Medicine- University of Medicine; Monastir
  • Jamel Zili Service of Dermatology-University Hospital of Monastir
  • Irtyah Merchaoui Department of Occupational Medicine- University of Medicine; Monastir
Keywords: Occupational dermatitis, Mineral oils, Prevention.

Abstract

Elaioconiosis is a work-related acneiform eruption which affects the skin of workers handling mineral oils or greases. Although it’s not a rare disease, oil acne is poorly reported in the literature, particularly in Tunisia. In fact, this dermatitis seems to be under-estimated even by dermatologists and occupational physicians. The occurrence of Elaioconiosis has decreased with the use of personal protective equipment and the respect of personal hygiene measures. Time off work during the treatment is crucial to resolve these lesions.

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Published
2019-12-23
Section
Communication