Date of Publish: 01/09/1999

Metal-specific lymphocytes: biomarkers of sensitivity in man

Stejskal, V, et al. Neuroendocrinology Letters 1999; 20:289-298
The biggest-ever MELISA® experiment was performed in more than 3,000 patients suffering from various symptoms resembling chronic fatigue, often in combination with intolerance to metal. Nickel was found to be the most common sensitizer followed by inorganic mercury, gold, cadmium and palladium. Replacement of amalgam and other dental metals resulted in health improvement for a majority of patients. Follow-up MELISA® tests show that, for these patients, the severity of their allergy had also subsided.

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