Metal hypersensitivity: can it mimic infection?
Metal hypersensitivity leading onto hardware rejection is reported as a rare phenomenon. If not suspected, it can be a harrowing experience for the patient because it can lead to a seemingly never-ending cycle of tests and procedures. This case highlights the fact that although metal hypersensitivity is rare, it should be included in the differential once infection has been excluded.
Anand, A; McGlynn, F; Jiranek, W
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