[Allergy diagnostics in implant intolerance]

P Thomas, M Thomsen
Der Orthopäde 2008, 37 (2): 131-5
To clarify a suspected implant allergy, a patch test with implant metals and bone cement components can be used. The (immuno)histology of periimplant tissue may also indicate T-lymphocyte-dominant inflammation. Identification of histological allergy characteristics and evaluation of the lymphocyte transformation test beyond indications of sensitization will be possible only when larger studies are available.

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