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Xbox—A Source of Nickel Exposure in Children


  • Sharon E. Jacob M.D.

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    1. Departments of Medicine and Pediatrics, University of California at San Diego and Rady Children's Hospital, San Diego, California
    • Address correspondence to: Sharon E. Jacob, M.D., Assistant Professor of Medicine and Pediatrics (Dermatology), University of California, San Diego and Rady Children's Hospital, 8010 Frost St., Suite 602, San Diego, CA 92123, USA, or e-mail:

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Macintosh laptop computers and iPhone5s were recently added to the list of potential nickel sources. The Xbox gaming controller also joins the list.