Question - The cited article notes “Exposure to nickel from regularly used objects is an occupational hazard for developing nickel allergy and dermatitis.” These authors further state “ Among professionals, healthcare personnel has the highest risk of developing occupational contact dermatitis.” What test has been proposed to identify skin-deposited nickel from occupational exposures?
Answer- The DMG (dimethylglyoxime) test has “been proven an efficient method to identify deposited nickel from occupational exposures.” (Wennervaldt M et al. Diagnostic workup of occupational allergic nickel dermatitis in a nurse with multiple nickel exposures. 2019 Contact Dermatitis. https://doi-org.ezproxy2.library.drexel.edu/10.1111/cod.13301