Nickel sensitivity in the general population.

The incidence of nickel sensitivity in a population above the age of 10 was examined through epicutaneous tests with 5% nickel sulphate performed on certain school and occupational test subjects and on subjects at a home for elderly people. Nickel sensitivity was observed in 4.5% (in 44 cases of 980 tested subjects), in 8% of the females and in 0.8% of the… CONTINUE READING