Nickel allergy in a patient after nitinol stent placement

Meryem Sassi * and Alexandre Lecis

Department of vascular surgery, Troyes Hospital Center, France.
Case Study
World Journal of Advanced Research and Reviews, 2024, 23(01), 185–187
Article DOI: 10.30574/wjarr.2024.23.1.1987
Publication history: 
Received on 22 May 2024; revised on 29 June 2024; accepted on 02 July 2024
We report a case involving a patient who developed a polymorphic rash and prurigo lesions on the limbs and anterior thorax, accompanied by an urticarial reaction on the back, following the endovascular placement of a femoral and iliac nitinol stent for critical limb ischemia. Patch testing identified a nickel allergy. The patient responded well to corticosteroid therapy, showing significant clinical improvement. This report discusses the epidemiology, pathophysiology, and clinical implications of nickel allergy, particularly in the context of using nickel-alloy stents.

Dermatitis; Contact allergy; Nitinol; Stent

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