Latex allergy: diagnosis and management

@article{Taylor2004LatexAD,
  title={Latex allergy: diagnosis and management},
  author={James S. Taylor and E. Erkek},
  journal={Dermatologic Therapy},
  year={2004},
  volume={17}
}
  • James S. Taylor, E. Erkek
  • Published 2004
  • Medicine
  • Dermatologic Therapy
ABSTRACT:  Latex allergy is an IgE‐mediated immediate hypersensitivity response to natural rubber latex (NRL) protein with a variety of clinical signs ranging from contact urticaria, angioedema, asthma, and anaphylaxis. Major allergens include dipped latex products such as gloves and balloons. In highest risk for NRL allergy are patients with spina bifida, but health care workers and others who wear latex gloves are also at risk. NRL allergic patients may also react to fruits/foods, especially… Expand
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