Positive patch tests to Euro coins in nickel-sensitized patients

Eleonora Nucera, Domenico Schiavino, A Calandrelli, Chiara Roncallo, Alessandro Buonomo, Claudio Pedone, Carla Lombardo, Valentina Pecora, Tiziana Maria Angela De Pasquale, Emanuela Pollastrini, Giampiero Patriarca

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Many efforts have been made to prevent nickel allergy, the most frequent contact allergy in industrialized countries, by identifying acceptable limits of exposure. Even though coins are not covered by the EU Nickel Directive, some authors suggest that nickel release from coins during handling may elicit contact dermatitis in nickel-allergic people.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)500-503
Number of pages4
JournalBritish Journal of Dermatology
Publication statusPublished - 2004


  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Dermatitis, Contact
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Hypersensitivity, Delayed
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Nickel
  • Numismatics
  • Occupational Diseases
  • Patch Tests
  • Skin


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