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Table 4 Previous reports of hypereosinophilia due to nickel [13,14,15,16,17,18]

From: Hypereosinophilic syndrome manifested as eosinophilic gastroenteritis and colitis in a patient undergoing hemodialysis

No. Author Year Age Gender Cause Clinical manifestations Treatment Outcome Ref.
1 Gray J (Canada) 1982 67 Female Ingestion of nickel coin Eosinophilic pneumonia Coin removed Improved [13]
2 Toyoshima M (Japan) 1994 16 Male Occupationally exposed Eosinophilic pneumonia Corticosteroid (i.v., oral) Improved [14]
3 De Hauteclocque C (France) 2002 40 Male Occupationally exposed Asthma n.d. n.d. [15]
4 Marraccini P (Italy) 2008 43 Female Occupationally exposed Asthma n.d. n.d. [16]
5 Song GW (Korea) 2013 34 Male Occupationally exposed Asthma Corticosteroid (inhaled), job change Improved [17]
6 Fung E (USA) 2016 45 Male ICD Eosinophilic myocarditis Corticosteroid (i.v., oral) Not improved (C.T.) [18]
7 Our case (Japan) 2018 65 Female Nickel stent replacement EGIDs Corticosteroid (oral) Improved  
  1. ICD implantable cardioverter-defibrillator, C.T. cardiac transplantation, EGIDs eosinophilic gastrointestinal disorders, i.v. intravenous, ref. reference, n.d. not described