Nickel contact dermatitis in children

Micole Tuchman, Jonathan I Silverberg, Sharon E. Jacob, Nanette Silverberg*

*Corresponding author for this work

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Nickel is the most commonly detected cutaneous allergen on patch testing in the United States for children. The ubiquitous nature of nickel as a hardening agent in metal products makes avoidance difficult. Allergy in childhood can be hard to recognize, especially when a strong idiopathic response is noted. Although the standard belt buckle and jewelry trigger still occur, newer sources include technology equipment, such as cases for mobile phones, computers, and tablet devices This contribution reviews the various clinical appearances of nickel contact allergy in childhood, as well as strategies for treatment and avoidance.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)320-326
Number of pages7
JournalClinics in Dermatology
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jan 1 2015

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dermatology


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