Hypersensitivity to chromated catgut sutures: a case report and review of the literature.

Abstract

Chromated catgut sutures are used extensively in general surgical procedures. Although delayed hypersensitivity reactions to this material are difficult to diagnose post-operatively--ie, they may be interpreted as non-specific complications of surgery--the condition can be readily evaluated by patch testing with chromate or intracutaneous placement of the… (More)

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