Unexpected source of latex sensitization in a neonatal intensive care unit

Abstract

We report a term infant with gastroschisis who presented with a systemic allergic reaction at a specific time of each day coinciding with infusion from a new preparation of total parenteral nutrition and intravenous lipid emulsion. The source of latex was traced to the rubber stopper of the lipid emulsion. We present this case to highlight the possibility of allergy from this unexpected source in a neonate.

DOI: 10.1038/sj.jp.7211793

Cite this paper

@article{Wynn2007UnexpectedSO, title={Unexpected source of latex sensitization in a neonatal intensive care unit}, author={Ralph J. Wynn and Anna Boneberg and Satyan Lakshminrusimha}, journal={Journal of Perinatology}, year={2007}, volume={27}, pages={586-588} }