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Farm Hosp. 2006 May-Jun;30(3):177-86.

[Latex allergy].

[Article in Spanish]

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Servicios de Alergología, Complejo Hospitalario de Jaén, C/Del Pais Vasco 12, 3 E 23009 Jaén, Spain. mariantonia_8@yahoo.es

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

To review the etiology, diagnosis, prevention and treatment of latex allergy in the hospital setting, and to establish a list of potentially hazardous drugs.

METHOD:

A literature search was performed. A guide about latex-containing drugs (any component) was developed by contacting manufacturers.

RESULTS:

The most relevant factor for latex sensitization is exposure extent. Regarding diagnosis the medical history and skin testing are crucial; regarding secondary prevention, identifying the various at-risk groups. Immunotherapy is currently considered a valid option for the management of this condition.

CONCLUSIONS:

The development of a guide listing latex-containing drugs is essential for the primary prevention of allergic reactions to this substance in hospital.

PMID:
16999565
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