NICKEL ALLERGY

By Gary M. White, MD

Allergic Contact Dermatitis to Nickel


Allergic contact dermatitis to nickel (ACDn) is one of the most common contact allergies.

See also systemic contact dermatitis to foods.

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Allergic contact dermatitis to a metal medallion.
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The dimethylglyoxime (DMG) nickel spot test can be used to detect nickel in metal items. A pink color is positive.
Dimethylglyoxime test for nickel in metal products

References

Allergic contact dermatitis to nickel provoked by an underwire bra. Pediatr Dermatol. 2014 Mar-Apr;31(2):e60

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