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- Publication Date
Dec 01, 1998
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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