Prevalence of food allergy in 137 latex-allergic patients.

  title={Prevalence of food allergy in 137 latex-allergic patients.},
  author={Kenneth T. Kim and Hamid Hussain},
  journal={Allergy and asthma proceedings},
  volume={20 2},
There have been reports of increased prevalence of certain food allergies in patients with Type I latex allergy (LA). A detailed food allergy history was obtained from 137 patients with LA. Latex allergy was defined by positive history of IgE mediated reactions to contact with latex and positive skin prick test to latex and/or positive in vitro test (AlaSTAT and/or Pharmacia CAP). Food allergy was diagnosed by a convincing history of possible IgE mediated symptoms occurring within 60 minutes of… CONTINUE READING