Nickel allergy in adolescents in relation to orthodontic treatment and piercing of ears.

@article{Kerosuo1996NickelAI,
  title={Nickel allergy in adolescents in relation to orthodontic treatment and piercing of ears.},
  author={Hannele Kerosuo and A M Kullaa and Eero Kerosuo and Lasse Kanerva and Arne Hensten-Pettersen},
  journal={American journal of orthodontics and dentofacial orthopedics : official publication of the American Association of Orthodontists, its constituent societies, and the American Board of Orthodontics},
  year={1996},
  volume={109 2},
  pages={148-54}
}
The aim of this study was to investigate the frequency of nickel hypersensitivity in adolescents in relation to sex, onset, duration and type of orthodontic treatment, and the age at which ears were pierced. The subjects were 700 Finnish adolescents, from 14 to 18 years of age, of which 476 (68%) had a history of orthodontic treatment with metallic appliances. The study consisted of patch-testing for a nickel allergy and a patient history obtained by a questionnaire and from patient record. The… CONTINUE READING
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