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Allergen and protein content of latex gloves.

Authors
  • Alenius, H
  • Mäkinen-Kiljunen, S
  • Turjanmaa, K
  • Palosuo, T
  • Reunala, T
Type
Published Article
Journal
Annals of allergy
Publication Date
Oct 01, 1994
Volume
73
Issue
4
Pages
315–320
Identifiers
PMID: 7943999
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

In vitro assays showed considerable variation in the total protein and allergen contents of different latex glove brands. The amount of protein eluting from the gloves did not always correlate with their allergenicity in skin prick tests indicating that total protein measurement is not a sufficient method to monitor the allergenic properties of latex gloves.

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