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Nickel hypersensitivity associated with an intratubal microinsert system.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  21252789     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
BACKGROUND: : Although known nickel hypersensitivity is a contraindication to intratubal microinsert placement in the United States, this case demonstrates that nickel hypersensitivity to intratubal microinserts can occur.
CASE: : A young woman developed an allergic reaction after placement of intratubal microinserts. Nickel hypersensitivity was confirmed with skin patch testing. The microinserts were removed hysteroscopically, and the patient improved.
CONCLUSION: : If a patient experiences symptoms of an allergic reaction after hysteroscopic sterilization, referral to an allergy specialist is recommended. If nickel hypersensitivity is confirmed, the microinserts should be removed; this may be performed under hysteroscopic guidance.
Authors:
Zain Al-Safi; Valerie I Shavell; Lon E Katz; Jay M Berman
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Obstetrics and gynecology     Volume:  117     ISSN:  1873-233X     ISO Abbreviation:  Obstet Gynecol     Publication Date:  2011 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-01-21     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0401101     Medline TA:  Obstet Gynecol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  461-2     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Affiliation:
From the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan; and the Detroit Medical Center, Detroit, Michigan.
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