| ORIGINAL CONTRIBUTION
|Year : 1989 | Volume
| Issue : 5 | Page : 310--313
Metal Sensitivity in Children
SD Chaudhary, S Gupta, KK Bhatia, VK Jain
One hundred children were patch tested with 5% nickel sulphate, 0.5% potassium dichromate, 5% cobalt chloride and pure petrolatum. Seventeen children (11 having eczematous and 6 having non-eczematous dermatoses) showed positive patch test reactions to one or more metals, chromium (13%), nickel (8%) and cobalt (1%). The incidence of metal sensitivity was highger (32.5%) in the older children (8-14 years) as compared to the younger children 7 years of age (2.66%). The female children had a higher incidence of sensitivity as compared to the male children.
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