Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item:
Title: Contact urticaria and rhinitis from latex surgical gloves
Authors: Carrillo, T. 
Cuevas, M.
Muñoz, T.
Hinojosa, M.
Moneo, I.
UNESCO Clasification: 32 Ciencias médicas
320106 Dermatología
Keywords: Latex
Hevea braziliensis
Issue Date: 1986
Journal: Contact Dermatitis 
Abstract: Latex used in the manufacture of surgical gloves should be included in a list of allergens. It is found in the tree Hevea braziliensis. For approximately the last year, minutes after using surgical gloves a female doctor had severe pruritus followed by a rash and angio-oedema of the contact areas. During the last 4 months, on opening the glove-bag, she experienced severe rhinitis and respiratory distress. The symptoms ceased in 1 h Standard patch tests and with substances used in the manufacture of rubber were negative. Prick tests with glove and natural latex were strongly positive. The presence of specific IgE against natural latex was demonstrated by means of a histamine release asssay as well as by immunoenzymatic methods. The antigen seems to have MW higher than 30,000 d and is trypsin-sensitive. These facts that the allergen could be a protein present in the “crude natural latex”.
ISSN: 0105-1873
DOI: 10.1111/j.1600-0536.1986.tb01279.x
Source: Contact Dermatitis[ISSN 0105-1873],v. 15(2), p. 69-72 (Julio 1986)
Appears in Collections:Artículos
Show full item record

Google ScholarTM




Export metadata

Items in accedaCRIS are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.