Local Cutaneous Signs of Stainless Steel Hip Prosthesis Rejection in a Patient Sensitive to Hydroquinone (a Constituent of Implant Bone Cement)

  • F. Grimalt
  • J. Vilaplana
  • C. Romaguera

Abstract

A 71-year-old female patient underwent a metal-to-metal hip prosthesis implant for degenerative arthrosis 5 years ago. Subacute eczema appeared 1 year ago (20 cm by 8 cm, centred on the implant scar). Eczema improved with local treatment, only to reappear on cessation of treatment.

Keywords

Nickel Peroxide Ethyl Phenyl Methacrylate 

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1989

Authors and Affiliations

  • F. Grimalt
    • 1
  • J. Vilaplana
    • 1
  • C. Romaguera
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of DermatologyUniversity of BarcelonaBarcelonaSpain

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