Delayed and immediate hypersensitivity reactions associated with the use of amalgam

Michael Pemberton, B. McGivern

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    Abstract

    Hypersensitivity to the constituents of dental amalgam is uncommon. When it occurs it typically manifests itself as a lichenoid reaction involving a delayed, type IV, cell-mediated hypersensitivity response. Rarely, a more acute and generalised response can occur involving both the oral mucosa and skin. We describe two cases that illustrate the presentation and management of these two types of reaction. © British Dental Journal 2000;.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)73-76
    Number of pages3
    JournalBritish Dental Journal
    Volume188
    Issue number2
    Publication statusPublished - 2000

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