Prevalence of type I natural rubber latex allergy among dental hygienists.

@article{Hamann2005PrevalenceOT,
  title={Prevalence of type I natural rubber latex allergy among dental hygienists.},
  author={Curtis P Hamann and Pamela A Rodgers and Kim M Sullivan},
  journal={Journal of dental hygiene : JDH},
  year={2005},
  volume={79 2},
  pages={7}
}
PURPOSE Oral health care professionals have been shown to be at risk for developing a type I allergy to natural rubber latex (NRL). The objective of this study was to assess the prevalence of this allergy in dental hygienists. METHODS Participants attending the 2000-2002 American Dental Hygienists' Association (ADHA) national meetings were screened for type I allergies to NRL using skin prick testing, symptom assessment, and health history. Participants were classified as positive for a type… CONTINUE READING