Gefeliciteerd! Er is een allergeen-van-het-jaar-verkiezing en de winnaar is NIKKEL!
has proclaimed nickel as its 2008 Allergen of the Year because of its rise as a cause of significant contact dermatitis in the United States, particularly among children.
â€œWith the rising incidence of nickel allergy in the United States and elsewhere, high nickel sensitization rates documented in children, and a resurgent issue of biomedical device complications (specifically, nickel allergy) due to metal, to dismiss nickelâ€™s importance and relevance to public health and skin disease would be a mistake,â€ Dr. Kathryn A. Zug, wrote in an article that is scheduled to be published in the January/February issue of Dermatitis.
This yearâ€™s winner can be found in jewelry, coins, buckles, pant snaps, tools, and other products used in everyday life, noted Dr. Zug of the of the department of dermatology at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, N.H.
Data from the North American Contact Dermatitis Group (NACDG) have revealed that the number of patients who patch tested positive for nickel grew from 10.5% in 1985-1990 to 18.8% in 2003-2004. And of 391 children patch tested by the NACDG from 2001-2004, 28% had a positive patch test to nickel and 26% were thought to have a nickel allergy of either current or past relevance.Bron:ACEP