Lund University Logo Incidences of pruritic nodules and aluminium allergy seem to be rising since the past few years and the following tidbit gives out the reason for this acceleration. A latest study from the Lund University in Sweden asserts that vaccinations or treatments for allergies are responsible for the occurrence of pruritic nodules and aluminium allergy. While pruritic nodules are small lumps under the skin causing itching, a reaction with nodules may lead to aluminium allergy.

Aluminium has been employed as an adjuvant, intensifier, in vaccines for over 70 years and cases of pruritic nodules as well as allergic contact dermatitis have apparently been scare. Aluminium allergy has also become more common probably due to the latest technology that identifies allergy. Aluminium compounds used for vaccines and other treatments have been used and with elevation in its employment aluminium allergy has seemingly taken a toll. Experts observed a very small number of pruritic nodules in a study of diphtheria vaccinations of Swedish 10-year-olds. During the follow-up in this case, a greater number of reactions were registered.

From the total of 37 kids who were treated, 8 reported contact dermatitis from aluminium and 13 were suffering from pruritic nodules. 24 children with allergies who were not given the treatment had neither pruritic nodules nor aluminium allergy. Four percent of the subjects probably had allergic contact dermatitis from aluminium. As per the examination of the patients’ arms before and one year after the treatment, the number of individuals with nodules had increased significantly. Eva Netterlid from the Lund University in Sweden and colleagues note that the proportion of pruritic nodules had also possibly elevated.