Natural rubber latex allergy among health care workers: a systematic review of the evidence.

@article{Bousquet2006NaturalRL,
  title={Natural rubber latex allergy among health care workers: a systematic review of the evidence.},
  author={Jean Bousquet and Antoine Flahault and O Vandenplas and Jacques Ameille and J J Duron and Corine Pecquet and Karine Chevrie and Isabella Annesi-Maesano},
  journal={The Journal of allergy and clinical immunology},
  year={2006},
  volume={118 2},
  pages={447-54}
}
BACKGROUND Natural rubber latex is a recognized allergen, but a recent meta-analysis failed to find any association between latex exposure and allergy in health care workers (HCWs). OBJECTIVES A meta-analysis was carried out under the auspices of the French National Regulatory Authority to assess the allergic risk induced by latex gloves in HCWs. METHODS The risk of work-related exposure to latex for the development of latex allergy was assessed. Prevalence and incidence rates of latex… CONTINUE READING

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