ALLERGY TO DENTAL GOLD
D WIESENFELD, MM FERGUSON, A FORSYTH, DG MACDONALD
ORAL SURGERY ORAL MEDICINE ORAL PATHOLOGY ORAL RADIOLOGY AND ENDODONTICS | MOSBY-YEAR BOOK INC | Published : 1984
Allergy to gold dental appliances in very rare. This article reports the case of a patient who presented with acute oral ulceration following the placement of a gold crown. Biopsy of the ulcer and adjacent mucosa showed histologic features typical of a contact sensitivity. The patient subsequently had a positive patch test reaction to gold chloride. The literature is reviewed, and the dental implications are discussed.