Latex allergy in pediatric surgery is dependent on repeated operations in the first year of life.

@article{Degenhardt2001LatexAI,
  title={Latex allergy in pediatric surgery is dependent on repeated operations in the first year of life.},
  author={Petra Degenhardt and Sara K. Golla and Friederike Wahn and Bodo Niggemann},
  journal={Journal of pediatric surgery},
  year={2001},
  volume={36 10},
  pages={
          1535-9
        }
}
BACKGROUND/PURPOSE Patients with spina bifida represent the highest risk group for hypersensitivity to latex. Recognized risk factors for these patients are repeated surgery and an atopic disposition. Little is known about children operated on in the first year of life for reasons other than spina bifida. METHODS Eighty-six patients (mean age, 10.2 years) with gastrointestinal or urologic surgery were investigated for the number, type, and date of surgical interventions. Additionally, skin… CONTINUE READING
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