Intracutaneous Testing in Doubtful Cases of Contact Allergy to Metals

  • H. Möller
  • H. Möller

Summary

In 66 of 1670 consecutively patch-tested patients, an intradermal test with chromium, cobalt, and nickel was additionally performed. Among these 66 patients, there were 49 with one or more doubtful metal reactions : a true allergy was confirmed in 24 cases, but rejected in 54.

Key words

Intracutaneous test Chromate Cobalt Nickel 

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1989

Authors and Affiliations

  • H. Möller
    • 1
  • H. Möller
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of DermatologyGeneral HospitalMalmöSweden

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