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Titolo:
Latex allergy among operating room personnel in Turkey
Autore:
Sener, O; Taskapan, O; Ozanguc, N;
Indirizzi:
GATA Gulhane Mil Med Acad, Div Allerg Dis, TR-06018 Ankara, Turkey GATA Gulhane Mil Med Acad Ankara Turkey TR-06018 TR-06018 Ankara, Turkey
Titolo Testata:
JOURNAL OF INVESTIGATIONAL ALLERGOLOGY & CLINICAL IMMUNOLOGY
fascicolo: 1, volume: 10, anno: 2000,
pagine: 30 - 35
SICI:
1018-9068(200001/02)10:1<30:LAAORP>2.0.ZU;2-Q
Fonte:
ISI
Lingua:
ENG
Soggetto:
NATURAL-RUBBER LATEX; CONTACT URTICARIA; HYPERSENSITIVITY; IMMEDIATE; GLOVES; BANANA; SENSITIZATION; ANAPHYLAXIS; PREVALENCE; REACTIVITY;
Keywords:
latex allergy; skin prick test; health-care workers; atopy;
Tipo documento:
Article
Natura:
Periodico
Settore Disciplinare:
Clinical Medicine
Citazioni:
29
Recensione:
Indirizzi per estratti:
Indirizzo: Sener, O GATA Gulhane Mil Med Acad, Div Allerg Dis, TR-06018 Ankara, Turkey GATA Gulhane Mil Med Acad Ankara Turkey TR-06018 Ankara, Turkey
Citazione:
O. Sener et al., "Latex allergy among operating room personnel in Turkey", J INVES ALL, 10(1), 2000, pp. 30-35

Abstract

This study was performed to evaluate the prevalence of latex allergy amonghealth care workers in Turkey, as well as to compare the medical historieswith the skin test results and investigate the risk factors. Using a 1/100weight/volume commercial skin prick test (SPT), we investigated latex sensitization in 206 health care workers who regularly use latex products. One hundred atopic and 100 nonatopic patients without occupational latex exposure were also examined as control groups. Latex SPTs were positive in 10 health care workers (9.22%), whereas none of the control patients was found tohave positive SPT to latex. Health care workers were divided into two groups based on the latex SPT results. There was no significant difference between the latex SPT-positive and -negative health care worker groups according to age, sex and total exposure time to latex. In the latex SPT positive group, daily exposure time and daily glove use were significantly higher (p <0.05). The symptoms related to latex products were limited to hands and itching was present in all; however; erythema was found in 68.4%, and contacturticaria in 52.6% in the latex SPT positive group. These symptoms in the latex SPT negative health care group were 21.4%, 14.4%, and 1.6%, respectively (p <0.0001). History of allergic rhinitis, bronchial asthma and conjunctivitis were also higher in the SPT-positive group (p <0.05). Additionally we found sensitivity to house dust mites and/or grass pollens in seven cases of latex allergy. Patch tests with rubber additives were positive in fiveout of 42 medical care workers. Two surgeons were found to have both type-I hypersensitivity to latex and type-IV hypersensitivity to rubber additives. Our results suggest that the frequency of latex allergy is higher in theatopic health care workers with a high exposure to latex, and that SPT is a sensitive, safe, cheap and easy method of testing the diagnosis of latex hypersensitivity.

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