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Can there be an allergic reaction to titanium when used as a plate in the neck after surgery?
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Dr. Paul Carter
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
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In brief: Yes
But it is very unusual. Nickel and cobalt are much more common.

In brief: Yes
But it is very unusual. Nickel and cobalt are much more common.
Dr. Paul Carter
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Dr. Gary Steven
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
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In brief: Probably not
Titanium allergy is very rare.
The manufacturer of the plate will provide at no cost a "patch test kit" to your allergist, who can then test you to see if you have developed an allergy to titanium. Unfortunately, there is no treatment for allergy to an implanted metal other than to remove it.

In brief: Probably not
Titanium allergy is very rare.
The manufacturer of the plate will provide at no cost a "patch test kit" to your allergist, who can then test you to see if you have developed an allergy to titanium. Unfortunately, there is no treatment for allergy to an implanted metal other than to remove it.
Dr. Gary Steven
Dr. Gary Steven
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