Longitudinal study of sensitization to natural rubber latex among dental school students using powder-free gloves.

@article{Jones2004LongitudinalSO,
  title={Longitudinal study of sensitization to natural rubber latex among dental school students using powder-free gloves.},
  author={Kenneth P Jones and Sharon Rolf and Carol Stingl and David A. Edmunds and Brian H Davies},
  journal={The Annals of occupational hygiene},
  year={2004},
  volume={48 5},
  pages={455-7}
}
BACKGROUND A high rate of sensitization and clinical allergy to latex proteins has been reported in health care personnel. This is thought to be due to increased occupational exposure especially to natural rubber latex (NRL) gloves with an estimated prevalence varying widely (2.8-18%). OBJECTIVE This was a longitudinal study to monitor a cohort of first-year dental students throughout 4 study years during exposure to powder-free gloves. Their atopic status was determined by skin prick testing… CONTINUE READING