Occupational contact dermatitis (OCD) is a highly prevalent work-related disease, which is induced by skin exposure to irritants or allergens. In the workplace, irritant contact dermatitis (ICD) is the most common form of OCD, which can result in impaired quality of life and loss of work ability. Maaike Visser’s primary goal is to study the contribution of FLG loss-of-function mutations, atopic dermatitis (AD) and occupational exposure in the causation of OCD. Visser also explores whether it would be recommendable to include FLG genotyping in susceptibility screening programmes for OCD in addition to the usual examination of present or past AD.
M.J. Visser, Susceptibility to Hand Eczema in High Risk Occupations: Contribution of Genetic and Environmental Factors.
Prof. J.D. Bos
Prof. F.J.H. van Dijk
Dr S. Kezic
Dr M.M. Verberk
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