Occupational and Environmental Dermatology

Organisational unit: Research group

Research areas and keywords

UKÄ subject classification

  • Dermatology and Venereal Diseases
  • Environmental Health and Occupational Health
  • Clinical Laboratory Medicine
  • Pharmacology and Toxicology


  • Allergy, skin, contact allergic


The work is focused on increasing our knowledge of the effect the environment has on the skin, and particularly with regard to contact allergy and allergic contact dermatitis. About 30% of the adult population has contact allergy. The allergic contact dermatitis can affect any part of the body but most often it affects the hands. Clinically it is impossible to differentiate a dermatitis caused by exogenous or endogenous factors. In order to get a proper aetiology of a dermatitis an epicutanous testing needs to be performed. Hand dermatitis is common and about 10% of the working population suffer from the disease. Hand dermatitis is a disease of the younger population and especially females. Dermatitis patients have poor quality of life and hand dermatitis is a costly disease. By identifying the culprit agent not only the patient can be helped but research attached to finding the allergens and knowledge on exposure will also enable legislative measures to take place.

Recent research outputs

Fisch, A., Nils Hamnerius & Marléne Isaksson, 2019 Jul 1, In : Contact Dermatitis. 81, 1, p. 58-60 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Herman, A., Goossens, A., Tennstedt, D., Ola Bergendorff, Marléne Isaksson, Martin Mowitz & Baeck, M., 2019 Apr 21, In : Contact Dermatitis.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Weisshaar, E., Szepietowski, J. C., Florence Dalgard, Garcovich, S., Lambert, J., Leslie, T. A., Gimenez-Arnau, A. M., Mettang, T., Şavk, E., Streit, M., Tschachler, E., Joanna Wallengren & Ständer, S., 2019 Apr, In : Acta Dermato-Venereologica. 99, 5, p. 469-506

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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