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[Latex allergy in children: description of two cases].

Authors
  • Bernardini, R
  • Novembere, E
  • Brizzi, I
  • Bertini, G
  • Mariani, E
  • Vierucci, A
Type
Published Article
Journal
La Pediatria medica e chirurgica : Medical and surgical pediatrics
Publication Date
Jan 01, 1995
Volume
17
Issue
2
Pages
169–171
Identifiers
PMID: 7610085
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Here we present two cases of latex hypersensitivity. The clinical manifestations were conjunctivitis, urticaria, angioedema and dermatitis. The patients presented positive skin prick test (SPT) to latex with a commercial extract and by pricking through a latex surgical glove. Radioallergosorbent test (RAST) to latex and patch testing to common additives and to latex were negative. Skin prick tests with fruits (banana, kiwi, pineapple, apricot, avocado, grape) were positive but children presented no symptoms after ingestion of these fruits. These case reports are presented to heighten awareness of the potential of latex allergy also in children.

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