Latex allergy

  • Reddy S
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Abstract

Natural latex from the rubber tree Hevea brasiliensis is an allergen in persons with significant cumulative latex exposure, such as those in the health care and rubber industries, as well as those undergoing repeated surgeries, especially if they undergo Persons with an atopic history or history of food allergy (cross-reacting proteins, especially in banana, avocado, passion fruit, chestnut, kiwi fruit, melon, tomato, celery)

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  • Adult
  • Awareness
  • California
  • Case Report
  • Diagnosis
  • Environmental Exposure
  • Euphorbiaceae
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Hypersensitivity,Immediate
  • Latex
  • Medical
  • Occupational Exposure
  • Physicians
  • Prevalence
  • Skin
  • Treatment
  • adverse effects
  • allergy
  • anaphylaxis
  • cross reaction
  • etiology
  • health
  • history
  • reports
  • review
  • surgery

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