Systemic hypersensitivity reaction to endovascular stainless steel stent.

Journal Article (Journal Article;Review)

Endovascular intervention has become the mainstay for treatment of most patients suffering from peripheral vascular disease. We describe a patient with a known nickel allergy who underwent placement of a stainless steel stent for aortoiliac occlusive disease. Despite our attempt to avoid a nickel-containing stent, the patient developed a diffuse rash consistent with a nickel or metal allergy. A review of stainless steel metallurgy revealed that nickel, cobalt, and titanium are frequently used to provide anticorrosive properties to stainless steel. The clinical significance of the use of nickel-alloy stents in the setting of patients with a nickel allergy is discussed.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Univers, J; Long, C; Tonks, SA; Freeman, MB

Published Date

  • February 2018

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 67 / 2

Start / End Page

  • 615 - 617

PubMed ID

  • 29248243

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1097-6809

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.jvs.2017.08.085


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States