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Latex allergy.

Authors
Petsonk-L; Levy-BS
Source
Preventing occupational disease and injury, second edition. Levy BS, Wagner GR, Rest KM, Weeks JL, eds. Washington, DC: American Public Health Association, 2005 Jan; :298-301
Link
NIOSHTIC No.
20026572
Abstract
Allergic reactions to natural rubber latex (NRL) range from rhinitis and conjunctivitis, to contact urticaria (hives), to asthma, to generalized urticaria, and rarely, to anaphylactic shock. Latex allergy results from direct skin (or mucous membrane) contact, as well as from inhalation of particles containing NRL allergens. Continued exposure of sensitized individuals to NRL increases the probability of triggering symptoms. Latex hypersensitivity is generally documented using skin prick or serologic tests for latex-specific IgE antibodies. Latex allergy is recognized clinically when exposure-related symptoms occur in an individual with latex hypersensitivity. However, not all symptomatic individuals demonstrate hypersensitivity, using currently available test reagents.
Keywords
Allergies; Allergic-reactions; Urticaria; Skin-exposure; Bronchial-asthma; Allergens; Hypersensitivity; Allergic-reactions; Allergic-dermatitis; Surveillance
Publication Date
20050101
Document Type
Book or book chapter
Editors
Levy-BS; Wagner-GR; Rest-KM; Weeks-JL
Fiscal Year
2005
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
ISBN No.
9780875530437
NIOSH Division
DRDS
Source Name
Preventing occupational disease and injury, second edition
State
WV; DC
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