Latex allergy: the perspective from the surgical suite.

@article{Elliott2002LatexAT,
  title={Latex allergy: the perspective from the surgical suite.},
  author={Beth A Elliott},
  journal={The Journal of allergy and clinical immunology},
  year={2002},
  volume={110 2 Suppl},
  pages={S117-20}
}
  • Beth A Elliott
  • Published 2002 in The Journal of allergy and clinical immunology
Latex allergy in the perioperative setting presents unique challenges to the health care system. Specific needs of the latex-sensitive patient are paramount, but consideration must also include the impact on health care workers vis-a-vis latex sensitization, environmental allergen control, and barrier protection against blood-borne pathogens. It has been well documented that the greatest source of latex aeroallergen in the surgical setting is latex gloves (both sterile and nonsterile). Levels… CONTINUE READING