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Nickel dermatitis and diet: clinical improvement and a reduction in blood and urine nickel levels with a low-nickel diet

Gawkrodger DJ, Shuttler IL, Delves HT.
DOI: 10.2340/0001555568453455


A 27-year-old nickel-sensitive female who had had continuous spontaneous flare-ups of eczema, including at sites of previous metal contact, experienced a clearing of her eruption after commencing a low-nickel diet. When on the diet, whole-blood and urinary nickel levels fell to half or less of pre-diet values and this coincided with the clinical improvement. Low-nickel diets should be considered for patients who are highly nickel sensitive.


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