Agent Name

Cephalosporins

Major Category

Other Uses

Category

Pharmaceuticals

Comments

Allergic contact dermatitis reported in pharmacists, healthcare workers, and veterinarians; [Kanerva, p. 1182] Occupational asthma has been reported. [Malo] Immunological contact urticaria documented; [Kanerva, p. 219]

Reference Link

Occupational contact allergy to cephalosporins

Exposure Assessment
Reference Link

Asthma in workers manufacturing cephalosporins

Adverse Effects
Skin Sensitizer

Yes

Asthma

Yes

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Diseases

Occupational diseases associated with exposure to this agent: