Allergy to ethylene oxide in chronic hemodialysis patients.

  title={Allergy to ethylene oxide in chronic hemodialysis patients.},
  author={Jerry Dolovich and C. P. Marshall and Elizabeth K Smith and Akira Shimizu and Frederick C. Pearson and M A Sugona and W Lee},
  journal={Artificial organs},
  volume={8 3},
Almost a decade ago, a single chronic hemodialysis patient in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, who was experiencing recurrent acute reactions during hemodialysis was found to have become allergic to ethylene oxide gas (EO). This observation recently provided a stimulus to examine the possibility that others exhibiting acute allergic-type reactions during hemodialysis might be similarly sensitized. Serum was obtained from 27 reacting patients and tested in a radioallergosorbent test (RAST) for… CONTINUE READING