Occup Environ Med 69:452 doi:10.1136/oemed-2011-100446
  • PostScript
  • Letter

Contact dermatitis due to dipentene and pine oil in an automobile mechanic

  1. Massimo Gola
  1. Allergological and Occupational Dermatology Unit, Department of Critical Care Medicine and Surgery, University of Florence, Piazza dell'Indipendenza 11 Florence, Italy
  1. Correspondence to Dr Angelo Massimiliano D'Erme, Department of Dermatological Sciences, University of Florence, Piazza dell'Indipendenza 11, 50129 Florence, Italy; a.m.derme{at}
  1. Contributors AMD'E, SF, MG, NM and LR were all involved in the clinical management of the case and in the writing of the paper.

  • Accepted 15 October 2011
  • Published Online First 6 December 2011

Occupational contact dermatitis (OCD), usually localised to the hands, is a common problem in automobile mechanics suffering from irritant and allergic contact dermatitis.1 2 The risk of occupational dermatoses in these patients can be related to several factors such as type of work and exposure.3 The most important risk factors for OCD among the automobile mechanics are atopic background and long duration of work.4 …

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