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Published: 05/06/2015

Hypersensitivity Reactions to Titanium: Diagnosis and Management

This is a must read article for anybody with concerns about titanium exposure, or who has been told that titanium allergy doesn't exists. The article provides a review of literature on reported cases of titanium allergy, diagnostic tests, such as MELISA, and approach to management. Importantly, it also raises the issue that all commercially pure titanium has been shown to contain a small percentage of detectable impurities, such as aluminum, beryllium, cadmium, cobalt, chromium, copper, nickel and others.

Hypersensitivity Reactions to Titanium: Diagnosis and Management

Wood, Megan M. BA, RDMS*; Warshaw, Erin M. MD, MS

http://journals.lww.com/dermatitis/Abstract/2015/01000/Hypersensitivity_Reactions_to_Titanium___Diagnosis.3.aspx

 

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