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COMPREHENSIVE ALLERGY RESOURCES FOR EVERYONE - THE TOP 14 ALLERGENS AND BEYOND

COMPREHENSIVE ALLERGY RESOURCES FOR EVERYONE - THE TOP 14 ALLERGENS AND BEYOND

NICKEL ALLERGY


Key Allergens

Nickel is a metal which is commonly used as a binding metal in jewellery, metal fastenings on clothings such as zips and buttons, cutlery and mobile phone casings.

Silver coins contain traces of nickel, occupational allergic dermatitis is common in people who work frequently with cash.

Nickel allergy has also been noted after transplantation surgery, mostly associated with hip and knee replacements and in dental procedures.

Nickel can also be found in foods if cooked with nickel plated cookware and traces are found in canned foods.

Associated Syndromes

Nickel allergy is associated with allergic contact dermatitis.

Cross Reactivity

Cross reactivity to chrome and cobalt is commonly seen in patients who are allergic to nickel.

Resources

Websites

DermNet NZ - Nickel Allergy

American Academy of Dermatology Association - Nickel Allergy

Allergy UK - Nickel Allergy

NHS - Contact Dermatitis


Articles and Journals

Contact allergy across the human lifespan, 2020

Experimental evaluation of nickel and cobalt release from tools and self-reported prevalence of nickel and cobalt allergy in the German hairdressing trade, 2020

Surgical explantation of atrial septal closure devices for refractory nickel allergy symptoms, 2019

Metal allergy in total-joint arthroplasty, 2018

Metal Allergy: Nickel, 2018

Nickel allergy following European Union regulation in Denmark, Germany, Italy and the U.K., 2013

Metal Allergy and Systemic Contact Dermatitis: An Overview, 2012

Prevalence of nickel and cobalt allergy among female patients with dermatitis before and after Danish government regulation: A 23-year retrospective study, 2009

Nickel allergy in the United States: A public health issue in need of a “nickel directive”, 2009

Relationship between nickel allergy and diet, 2007

The impact of various patient factors on contact allergy to nickel, cobalt, and chromate, 2006

Nickel release from coins, 2001



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