Hypersensitivity to titanium osteosynthesis with impaired fracture healing, eczema, and T-cell hyperresponsiveness in vitro: case report and review of the literature.

@article{Thomas2006HypersensitivityTT,
  title={Hypersensitivity to titanium osteosynthesis with impaired fracture healing, eczema, and T-cell hyperresponsiveness in vitro: case report and review of the literature.},
  author={Peter Thomas and Wolf-Dieter Bandl and Sonja Maier and Burkhard Summer and Bernhard Przybilla},
  journal={Contact dermatitis},
  year={2006},
  volume={55 4},
  pages={199-202}
}
There are very few reports on hypersensitivity reactions in association with titanium-based materials so that the existence of allergy to titanium is still put in question. We report on a patient in whom impaired fracture healing and eczema localized to the perioperative area developed upon titanium-based osteosynthesis. Patch testing gave no reactions to titanium nor to nickel, chromium, or cobalt. However, in the lymphocyte transformation test, the patient's lymphocytes showed markedly… CONTINUE READING

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