Metal hypersensitivity: can it mimic infection?

Journal Article (Journal Article)

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.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Anand, A; McGlynn, F; Jiranek, W

Published Date

  • August 2009

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 24 / 5

Start / End Page

  • 826.e25 - 826.e28

PubMed ID

  • 18639432

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1532-8406

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.arth.2008.05.002


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States