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dc.contributor.authorKiely, L F
dc.contributor.authorMoloney, E
dc.contributor.authorO'Sullivan, G
dc.contributor.authorEustace, J A
dc.contributor.authorGallagher, J
dc.contributor.authorBourke, J F
dc.date.accessioned2021-02-17T12:24:22Z
dc.date.available2021-02-17T12:24:22Z
dc.date.issued2020-09-05
dc.identifier.pmid32705718
dc.identifier.doi10.1111/ced.14397
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/629001
dc.description.abstractCOVID-19 healthcare workers (HCWs) require frequent handwashing and use of personal protective equipment (PPE) to prevent infection. However, evidence is emerging that these practices are causing adverse effects on their skin integrity. A single-centre, cross-sectional study of HCWs from an Irish hospital was undertaken to evaluate the degree of COVID-19-related irritant contact dermatitis (ICD) between April and May 2020. Of 270 participants surveyed, 223 (82.6%) reported symptoms of ICD. The hands were the most commonly affected site (76.47%) and the most frequently reported symptom was dry skin (75.37%). Nearly all (268; 99.26%) HCWs had increased hand-washing frequency, but 122 (45.35%) did not use emollients. In the ICD group, 24.7% cited a history of dermatitis compared with 4.3% of unaffected staff (P < 0.001). The ICD group recorded PPE usage for an average of 3.15 h compared with the non-ICD group at 1.97 h (P = 0.21). Promoting awareness of COVID-19-related ICD is vital to highlight prevention and treatment for frontline staff.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.rights© 2020 British Association of Dermatologists.
dc.subjectSKIN DISORDERen_US
dc.subjectCOVID-19en_US
dc.subjectCORONAVIRUSen_US
dc.subjectHEALTHCARE WORKERSen_US
dc.subjectHAND HYGIENEen_US
dc.subjectPERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT (PPE)en_US
dc.titleIrritant contact dermatitis in healthcare workers as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic: a cross-sectional study.en_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.identifier.eissn1365-2230
dc.identifier.journalClinical and experimental dermatologyen_US
dc.description.peer-reviewpeer-reviewen_US
dc.source.journaltitleClinical and experimental dermatology
dc.source.volume46
dc.source.issue1
dc.source.beginpage142
dc.source.endpage144
refterms.dateFOA2021-02-17T12:24:23Z
dc.source.countryEngland


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