Clinical and occupational outcomes in health care workers with natural rubber latex allergy.

@article{Bernstein2003ClinicalAO,
  title={Clinical and occupational outcomes in health care workers with natural rubber latex allergy.},
  author={David I. Bernstein and Ravi Karnani and Ray E Biagini and Cheryl K Bernstein and Karen Murphy and Brian Berendts and J A Bernstein and Leonard H Bernstein},
  journal={Annals of allergy, asthma & immunology : official publication of the American College of Allergy, Asthma, & Immunology},
  year={2003},
  volume={90 2},
  pages={209-13}
}
BACKGROUND There is limited information pertaining to clinical outcomes and economic consequences of natural rubber latex (NRL) allergy in health care workers (HCWs). OBJECTIVE To evaluate retrospectively health and economic outcomes in HCWs identified with NRL allergy and percutaneous reactivity to NRL. METHODS Sixty-seven HCWs with NRL allergy, confirmed by percutaneous reactivity to non-ammoniated latex (NAL) extract, were administered a detailed questionnaire to evaluate clinical and… CONTINUE READING

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