Management of occupational allergy to natural rubber latex in a medical center: the importance of quantitative latex allergen measurement and objective follow-up.

@article{Hunt2002ManagementOO,
  title={Management of occupational allergy to natural rubber latex in a medical center: the importance of quantitative latex allergen measurement and objective follow-up.},
  author={Loren W. Hunt and Pramod Kelkar and Charles E. Reed and John W. Yunginger},
  journal={The Journal of allergy and clinical immunology},
  year={2002},
  volume={110 2 Suppl},
  pages={S96-106}
}
When our employees began coming to the Occupational Health Service, Dermatology, and Allergy Clinics with symptoms of allergy to rubber gloves 12 years ago, the Mayo Clinic initiated 3 responses. (1) The Allergic Disease Research Laboratory adapted well-established technology to measure both the IgE antibody specific to natural rubber allergens, and by use of this IgE antibody, the allergens in rubber products and in the air of the workplace. (2) The Division of Allergic Diseases and Internal… CONTINUE READING

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