Prevalence of nickel allergy and longitudinal evaluation of periodontal abnormalities in orthodontic allergic patients.

@article{Pazzini2009PrevalenceON,
  title={Prevalence of nickel allergy and longitudinal evaluation of periodontal abnormalities in orthodontic allergic patients.},
  author={Camila Alessandra Pazzini and Gilberto Oliveira J{\'u}nior and Leandro Silva Marques and C{\'a}ssio Vicente Pereira and Luciano Jos{\'e} Pereira},
  journal={The Angle orthodontist},
  year={2009},
  volume={79 5},
  pages={922-7}
}
OBJECTIVE To determine the prevalence of nickel allergy in a sample of orthodontic patients and longitudinally compare the clinical periodontal status of these individuals with that of a group of nonallergic patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS The initial sample consisted of 96 patients selected randomly from a databank of patients who sought orthodontic care at a teaching institution. Following the selection and beginning of treatment, periodontal status was assessed over a 12-month period (one… CONTINUE READING

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