Dermatitis from repeated trauma to the skin

Am J Ind Med. 1985;8(4-5):307-17. doi: 10.1002/ajim.4700080409.


A moderate degree of friction is unavoidable in everyday contact between man's skin and his environment. However, excessive friction and other forms of microtrauma can cause various dermatoses as well as lesions of hair and nails. This paper illustrates that microtraumata significantly influence many skin disorders, including those of occupational origin.

MeSH terms

  • Acne Vulgaris / etiology
  • Dermatitis / etiology*
  • Dermatitis, Contact / etiology
  • Eczema / etiology
  • Hair Diseases / etiology
  • Humans
  • Keratosis / etiology
  • Nail Diseases / etiology
  • Prostheses and Implants / adverse effects
  • Recurrence
  • Skin / injuries*
  • Stress, Mechanical