[Contact urticaria with transition to protein contact dermatitis in a cook with atopic diathesis]

Derm Beruf Umwelt. Jan-Feb 1990;38(1):24-6.
[Article in German]


Protein contact dermatitis is a rare disease within the group of occupational dermatoses. However, it is of some importance to people in food handling occupations. Skin symptoms usually manifest as immediate-type reactions (type-I-reaction according to Coombs and Gell), but changes to type IV-reactions are known. This applies especially to people with atopic eczema who have contact to fish proteins. This can be derived from a case presented here and a few similar observations described in the literature.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • English Abstract

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Dermatitis, Contact / etiology*
  • Dermatitis, Occupational / etiology*
  • Dietary Proteins / adverse effects*
  • Fishes*
  • Food Handling*
  • Humans
  • Hypersensitivity, Immediate / etiology
  • Intradermal Tests
  • Male
  • Patch Tests
  • Urticaria / etiology*


  • Dietary Proteins