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A Novel Cause of Economic Loss Due to Hand Dermatitis

M. Ramam, MD; Sah Gaurang Krishna, MD
Arch Dermatol. 2011;147(6):753. doi:10.1001/archdermatol.2011.160.
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Hand dermatitis is the commonest occupational disorder and results in substantial economic loss.1,2 We recently saw a man with a mild fingertip dermatitis that caused loss of wages for an unusual reason.

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