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Latex allergy alert.

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Type
Published Article
Journal
The Canadian nurse
Publication Date
Volume
91
Issue
2
Pages
27–30
Identifiers
PMID: 7780922
Source
Medline

Abstract

Reports of children and adults having allergic reactions after latex exposure are appearing in the literature in increasing numbers. The reactions have ranged from rashes, hives and swelling to respiratory distress and even death. Unfortunately, although latex is a common component in many hospital and household products, many health care workers remain unaware of the potential implications of latex allergy on their work and on the health and safety of their patients.

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