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Latex allergy: a path to prevention.

Authors
Sussman-GL; Beezhold-DH
Source
Allergy Asthma 2006 Summer; :10-13
Link
NIOSHTIC No.
20031420
Abstract
Latex allergy has influenced everyday medical practice, healthcare policy decisions and industry modifications, which were necessary to deal with this rapidly growing disease. A recent study of latex-allergic patients clearly demonstrated a decline in latex sensitization. This was partly due to the decline in levels of the allergenic proteins on gloves. However, in some patients, latex allergy disappeared with a conversion to a negative in-vivo- and in-vitro-specific IgE test. This is another area where latex allergy research can enter into an area of the unknown. The natural history of allergic diseases is largely unknown. With the removal of the major source of sensitization, the next decade may witness the continued decline and disappearance of latex allergy. However, it must be stressed that present-day avoidance precautions are still mandatory in all latex allergic patients.
Keywords
Allergens; Allergies; Allergic-dermatitis; Allergic-reactions; Health-care-personnel; Protective-clothing
Publication Date
20060601
Document Type
Journal Article
Fiscal Year
2006
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
ISSN
1491-4247
NIOSH Division
HELD
Source Name
Allergy & Asthma
State
WV
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