HOME >> MEDICINE >> NEWS
Skin disease common among Hispanic farmworkers in North Carolina, research shows

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. Wake Forest University School of Medicine studies of Hispanic farmworkers in North Carolina found that more than three out of four workers had skin disease and that workers need more information about how to prevent common skin conditions, as well as potentially deadly diseases such as skin cancer.

Few studies have evaluated skin disease in migrant farmworkers. In one of the Wake Forest studies, 59 farmworkers from Nash and Johnston Counties were examined by a dermatologist with the goal of estimating the prevalence and predictors of skin disease. The results are reported in the May issue of the Journal of Agricultural Safety and Health.

A second study, which involved in-depth interviews with 30 farmworkers from across the state, was designed to determine workers' beliefs and perceptions about occupational skin disease. Results are reported in the April issue of the American Journal of Industrial Medicine.

"Farmworkers are particularly vulnerable to diseases of the skin and have the highest incidence of skin disorders of any industry," said Thomas Arcury, Ph.D., professor of family medicine at Wake Forest University School of Medicine and lead researcher. "These workers represent a medically underserved population that is at risk for both environmental and occupational health problems, as well as health problems associated with poverty."

An estimated 4.2 million seasonal and migrant farmworkers and their families live in the United States. Most farmworkers are Hispanic, with a majority being from Mexico. Due to language barriers 44 percent indicate they speak no English they have limited access to health education or safety warnings.

In the study involving skin exams of 59 workers, all five female workers had skin disease, while 78 percent of the 54 men did. The study was conducted during the 2004 growing season. For men, the most common diagnoses were nail fungus, foot fungus and acne. Among the women,
'"/>

Contact: Karen Richardson
krchrdsn@wfubmc.edu
336-716-4453
Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center
25-Apr-2006


Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. A broader look at cardiac CTA images often finds diseases/disorders beyond the heart
2. Smoking may strongly increase long-term risk of eye disease
3. Pot bellies linked to early signs of cardiovascular disease
4. Anemia and tropical diseases; Is pharmacogenomics ready for the clinic?
5. 1 of 2 pediatric kidney disease research centers in world established
6. Reductive stress linked to heart disease
7. Obesity linked to hyperparathyroidism in chronic kidney disease
8. Wireless technology shows promise in diagnosing pediatric intestinal disease
9. Researchers link metal ions to neurodegenerative disease
10. Green tea holds promise as new treatment for inflammatory skin diseases
11. Investigating the causes of Parkinsons disease

Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:8/17/2018)... ... August 17, 2018 , ... Tinnitus 911 ... The PhytAge Laboratories supplement company will soon launch their new website, Tinnitus ... globe. The website will highlight opportunities for support. Support opportunities will include ones ...
(Date:8/15/2018)... (PRWEB) , ... August 15, 2018 , ... Today David ... Kickstarter. , Born out of a desire for confidence and comfort ... marks and body odor – even in the hottest, most humid of climates. , ...
(Date:8/15/2018)... ... August 15, 2018 , ... On July 30, more than 250 ... Club and Century Country Club in Westchester County. The event raised over $300,000 for ... and dinner, the event included a performance by mentalist and comedian Eric Dittelman, a ...
(Date:8/14/2018)... ... August 14, 2018 , ... Health & hygiene ranked eighth out ... the largest study of brands based on emotions. In the U.S., Olay again topped ... for the health & hygiene industry were: Listerine, Nivea, Gillette, Colgate, Head & Shoulders, ...
(Date:8/14/2018)... (PRWEB) , ... August 14, 2018 , ... Ross A. ... generation of freezing fat, at Clevens Face and Body Specialists. Dr. Clevens is known ... patients at his Melbourne and Merritt Island offices. Along with his associate, Amy Simon, ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:8/7/2018)... CHURCH, Va. (PRWEB) , ... August 07, 2018 , ... ... Aug. 16, 2018 — 1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. ET, http://www.fdanews.com/commissionergottliebsfda ... Some drug and device makers may have benefited, some may have gotten hurt. , ...
(Date:8/3/2018)... ... August 03, 2018 , ... Flexefits, a pioneer in direct -pay, ... for its allowing participants in Direct Primary Care arrangements to keep HSA eligibility and ... $150 per individual and $300 per family per month.) , “We are very pleased ...
(Date:8/2/2018)... ... ... UMD Professor Utpal Pal leads a team of investigators across multiple institutions ... of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), ... contribute to the spread of major diseases like Lyme disease. Pal is the project ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:
Cached News: