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[Latex allergy].

Authors
  • Nyfors, A
  • Holter, G
  • Mehlum, I S
  • Overå, K B
Type
Published Article
Journal
Nordisk medicin
Publication Date
Dec 01, 1998
Volume
113
Issue
10
Pages
338–340
Identifiers
PMID: 9894410
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

During the last 10-15 years allergic reaction to Natural rubber latex (NLR) has become an increasing occupational problem among health-care workers. The allergy is caused by allergenic proteins in the NRL. The diagnosis is achieved through a relevant history, skin prick tests with aquous NRL glove extracts and blood tests. History and prick tests are most important. The most frequent cross-reaction is to banana. Careful instruction on prevention is a must.

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