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Latex Allergy - Illustrative Case Report

Author(s): K. E.Vijaya Prasad

Journal: Annals and Essences of Dentistry
ISSN 0975-8798

Volume: 2;
Issue: 1;
Start page: 15;
Date: 2010;
Original page

Keywords: Latex Allergy | Case Report

Natural latex from rubber-tree is allergenic with significant cumulative latex exposure, as seen in healthcare providers and workers in rubber industry and also patients who had undergone surgeries early in life [1] . Symptoms of latex allergy may progress rapidly and unpredictably to anaphylaxis. Diagnosis is usually made initially by history. A case report of atypical contact dermatitis type of latex allergy is described in this case report.

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