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Hilde Kristin Vindenes

Assistant Professor, MD, Specialist in Dermatovenerology
  • E-mailhilde.vindenes@uib.no
  • Visitor Address
    Haukeland Universitetssykehus Laboratoriebygget, 7. etg. Heis øst
    5009 Bergen
  • Postal Address
    Postboks 7804
    5020 Bergen

We are daily exposed to a number of chemicals both in professional context and in home enviroment. These chemicals may aggravte or cause eczema. Many chemicals in cosmetic products have antibacterial properties. We have analyzed biomarkes in urine as a measure of expousre to chemicals used in various consumer products. We find clear gender difference in reporting use of cosmetic products with women report more frequent use and have higehr uirne concetration of biomarkers for chemicals that have cosmetics as main source. We futher look at the connection between bacteria and allergic and respiratory diseases such as eczema, allergies and asthma.We now plan to investigate how use of cosmetics and disinfectants affects the bacterial composition of the skin and its relation to eczema. 

 Only in norwegian; Konserveringsmiddel og allergi:

 Courses for Medical students (MED8)

 Course leader for  utdanningskurs ; Yrkedermatologi og allergologi

Academic article
  • Show author(s) (2024). Longitudinal analysis of the skin microbiome in association with hand eczema, hand hygiene practices and moisturizer use. Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology.
  • Show author(s) (2023). The impact of alcohol-based hand sanitiser and hand washing with soap and water on bacterial skin microbiota composition. JEADV Clinical Practice. 764-774.
  • Show author(s) (2023). Changes in Infection Prevention Practices and Occurrence of Skin Symptoms among Healthcare Workers, Cleaners and Day-care Workers in Norway during the COVID-19 Pandemic. Acta Dermato-Venereologica. 8 pages.
  • Show author(s) (2022). Exposure to Antibacterial Chemicals Is Associated With Altered Composition of Oral Microbiome. Frontiers in Microbiology. 15 pages.
  • Show author(s) (2022). Early-life farm exposures and eczema among adults in the Agricultural Lung Health Study. Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology: Global (JACI: Global). 248-256.
  • Show author(s) (2021). Maternal preconception occupational exposure to cleaning products and disinfectants and offspring asthma. Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology. 422-431.
  • Show author(s) (2021). Exposure to environmental phenols and parabens, and relation to body mass index, eczema and respiratory outcomes in the Norwegian RHINESSA study. Environmental health.
  • Show author(s) (2021). Allergisk reaksjon i forbindelse med bruk av søvnapnéskinne. Den norske tannlegeforenings tidende. 276-279.
  • Show author(s) (2018). Atopisk eksem. Tidsskrift for Den norske legeforening. 1-7.
  • Show author(s) (2017). Prevalence of, and work-related risk factors for, hand eczema in a Norwegian general population (The HUNT Study). Contact Dermatitis. 214-223.
  • Show author(s) (2014). Triphenylguanidine, a new (old?) rubber accelerator detected in surgical gloves that may cause allergic contact dermatitis. Contact Dermatitis. 242-246.
Academic lecture
  • Show author(s) (2018). Novel titanium antigens and assessment of immune activation.
Reader opinion piece
  • Show author(s) (2020). Smittevern og hudutfordringer ved Covid-19. Tidsskrift for Den norske legeforening. 1-3.
Short communication
  • Show author(s) (2020). Anafylaksi etter endodontisk behandling. Den norske tannlegeforenings tidende. 326-330.
  • Show author(s) (2015). Novel titanium antigens cause lymphocyte proliferation and activation of monocyte/macrophage type cytokines.

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