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Aluminium Granulomata (Aluminum) at Injection Site

Purpose:

To identify a patient with an aluminium (aluminum) granuloma at the site of drug injections.

Specialty:

Clinical Pharmacology & Toxicology
Emergency Medicine & Critical Care
Emergency Medicine & Critical Care

Objective:

adverse effects

ICD-10:

T80.8

Description:

An aluminium salt (in England, aluminum elsewhere) may be present in injectable pharmaceuticals such as vaccines. The salt (such as aluminum chloride) may be added to help suspend particles with the active compound into solution. A person may develop a persistent nodule at the site where an aluminum-containing formulation has been injected.

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