Contact hypersensitivity to mercury in amalgam restorations may mimic oral lichen planus

Title

Contact hypersensitivity to mercury in amalgam restorations may mimic oral lichen planus

Creator

Camisa C; Taylor J S; Bernat J R; Helm T N

Publisher

Cutis

Date

1999
1999-03

Description

Oral lichenoid lesions caused by hypersensitivity to mercury in amalgam fillings may mimic oral lichen planus on clinical and histologic examination. A positive patch test reaction to more than one mercurial allergen increases confidence in the diagnosis and justifies the removal and replacement of all amalgam fillings with those made of other materials. A complete remission may be expected about 3 months after the last amalgam filling is removed.

Subject

Dermatology; replacement; Allergy; metals; mucosal lesions

Identifier

n/a

Format

Journal Article or Conference Abstract Publication

URL Address

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Rights

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Pages

189-192

Issue

3

Volume

63

Citation

Camisa C; Taylor J S; Bernat J R; Helm T N, “Contact hypersensitivity to mercury in amalgam restorations may mimic oral lichen planus,” NEOMED Bibliography Database, accessed October 19, 2021, https://neomed.omeka.net/items/show/8791.

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