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Contact allergy to gold is correlated to dental gold.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  12013197     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Questionnaire studies have indicated that patients with dental gold will more frequently have contact allergy to gold. This study aimed at investigating the relationship between contact allergy to gold and the presence and amount of dental gold alloys. A total of 102 patients were referred for patch testing because of suspicion of contact allergy. Patch tests were performed with gold sodium thiosulphate 2% and 5%. The patients underwent an oral clinical and radiological examination. Contact allergy to gold was recorded in 30.4% of the patients, and of these 74.2% had dental gold (p=0.009). A significant correlation was found between the amount of gold surfaces and contact allergy to gold (p=0.008), but there was no statistical relationship to oral lesions. It is concluded that there is a positive relationship between contact allergy to gold and presence and amount of dental gold alloys.
Authors:
Camilla Ahlgren; Ingela Ahnlide; Bert Björkner; Magnus Bruze; Rolf Liedholm; Halvor Möller; Krister Nilner
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Acta dermato-venereologica     Volume:  82     ISSN:  0001-5555     ISO Abbreviation:  Acta Derm. Venereol.     Publication Date:  2002  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2002-05-15     Completed Date:  2002-11-20     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0370310     Medline TA:  Acta Derm Venereol     Country:  Norway    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  41-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Prosthetic Dentistry, Faculty of Odontology, Malmö University, Sweden. Camilla.Ahlgren@od.mah.se
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adult
Age Distribution
Aged
Case-Control Studies
Chi-Square Distribution
Dentistry / methods
Dermatitis, Allergic Contact / diagnosis,  epidemiology,  etiology*
Female
Gold Alloys / adverse effects*
Humans
Incidence
Male
Middle Aged
Patch Tests
Probability
Prospective Studies
Risk Factors
Severity of Illness Index
Sex Distribution
Sweden / epidemiology
Chemical
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Gold Alloys

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