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Beware of natural fruit and nut ingredients in latex-allergic patients

Aug 16th, 2019 - Conclusion It is unknown whether latex allergy precedes or follows food allergy. 11 The latex/food syndrome itself merits attention as a significant source of hypersensitivity to natural cosmeceutical ingredients.

The Latex Allergy Threat: Can We Keep Clinicians and Patients Safer?

Apr 25th, 2017 - When Australian mother and physician Pooja Newman descended into anaphylactic shock after a massive Adele concert balloon release, latex allergy got a great deal of media attention around the globe.[1] But Dr Newman, who is also president of Anaphylaxis Australia, is not alone. The American Latex Allergy Association estimates that although a mere 1% of the general population is allergic to late...

Differentiation of Latex Allergy From Irritant Contact Dermatitis

Dec 14th, 2015 - The most noninvasive method of latex allergy testing is an in vitro assay for latex-specific IgE antibodies, which can be detected by either a radioallergosorbent test (RAST) or enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA). The presence of antilatex IgE antibodies confirms sensitization but does not necessarily mean the patient will develop a symptomatic reaction following exposure.

Redefining 'Latex-Free'

Jan 22nd, 2014 - Editor's Note:Since first coming to the attention of the medical community almost 100 years ago,[1] natural rubber latex allergy is now recognized to be a common and serious concern, with the highest prevalence found in those with the most frequent exposure, including healthcare professionals.[2] In response, many manufacturers have begun to identify medical products using statements such as "l...

Good Safety Profile With Sublingual Immunotherapy Against Latex Sensitivity

Dec 9th, 2009 - December 10, 2009 (Buenos Aires, Argentina) — A new study by Italian researchers has shown that sublingual immunotherapy (SLIT) against latex allergy has a good safety profile, with only a minority of patients experiencing local adverse effects during the induction of immunotherapy, and these diminish during the maintenance phase. The safety evaluation study presented here at the World Allergy ...

FDA Clears Latex-Free Natural Rubber Glove

Apr 23rd, 2008 - ROCKVILLE, Md., April 24 -- Thin rubber medical gloves lacking the proteins responsible for latex allergy have been cleared by the FDA, but they won't be marketed as hypoallergenic. The gloves are made of a latex-like rubber material extracted from a North American desert plant called guayule (pronounced why-OO-lee), developed by Yulex Corp. of Maricopa, Ariz. Conventional latex is derived from...

New Latex Allergy Test Discerns Relevant Allergens

Mar 22nd, 2005 - March 23, 2005 (San Antonio) — A new latex allergy test based on microarray technology can help physicians identify the various latex allergens to which patients react, and they can therefore discern which patients need to avoid contact with it, according to a presentation here at the 61st annual meeting of the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology. "Rather than simply identifying la...

Latex Allergy Cause of Postintercourse Wheezing?

Jul 5th, 2004 - Question This relates to your recent response to the question about the man who was experiencing wheezing and coughing following intercourse. Shouldn't the history include whether the patient was wearing a latex condom or whether his partner was using a latex diaphragm? The fact that the symptoms persist for longer than those of a typical exercise-induced asthma could indicate a latex allergy. ...

Dispersion of Latex Aeroallergen Can Occur Through Powdered Glove Use

Oct 26th, 2000 - New York (MedscapeWire) Oct 27 — Powdered glove use was determined to be the source of baseline latex aeroallergen levels in work areas of a healthcare facility according to a study published in the October issue of the Annals of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology, the medical journal of the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI). "The study was prompted by worsening asthma in a...

Managing latex allergy in patients and health care workers
Alton L. Melton, MD

ABSTRACT The new and important problem of latex allergy deserves the attention of all health care professionals and institutions. Latex products we use every day may cause serious consequences for patients and coworkers.

No Poinsettia this Christmas

Abstract and Introduction Poinsettia is one of the most delightful decorations during the Christmas season. Natural rubber latex and poinsettia share some common allergen proteins. Hence, people with latex allergy may develop cross-reactivity with poinsettia. We report the case of a 50-year-old white female with a history of latex allergy, who developed a skin rash due to exposure to the poinse...

Grand Rounds: Latex-Induced Occupational Asthma in a Surgical Pathologist

Abstract and Case Presentation Context: Latex allergy and sensitization have been an important problem facing health care workers. Providing a latex-safe environment is the intervention of choice. Case Presentation: A 46-year-old surgical pathologist presented with increasing shortness of breath for the previous 4 years. Twenty years before presentation, he noted a pruritic, erythematous rash o...

Recent Developments in Latex Allergy

Abstract and Introduction Purpose of review: Immediate allergic reactions to natural rubber latex continue to be an important medical and occupational health problem. In this review we focus on progress made in understanding the significance of occupational exposure and epidemiology, risk groups, diagnosis and prevention of natural rubber latex allergy. We also discuss methods aimed at quantifi...

Latex Allergy

Abstract and Introduction Allergy to natural rubber latex affects people routinely exposed to rubber products. Groups thought to be at highest risk include atopics, health care workers, rubber industry workers, and individuals who have undergone multiple surgical procedures, especially those with spina bifida. Allergy to latex is a type I, immediate, IgE-mediated reaction that can lead to anaph...

Latex Allergy and Occupational Asthma in Health Care Workers: Adverse Outcomes

Abstract and Introduction The prevalence of natural rubber latex (NRL) allergy has been estimated to be 5-18% in health care workers, and latex exposure has been one of the leading causes of occupational asthma in the last several years. We present the cases of two nurses who developed sensitivity to NRL, both with dermatologic symptoms and respiratory symptoms that included asthma. They were r...