latex sensitivity

la·tex sen·si·tiv·i·ty

(lā'teks sen'si-tiv'i-tē)
Hypersensitivity to a specific protein found in processed natural rubber products causing contact dermatitis or anaphylaxis.

latex sensitivity

progressive reactive dermatitis triggered in sensitized individuals by latex contact
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Natural rubber latex sensitivity is the second most common cause of perioperative anaphylaxis.
4H gloves should be used by the dental prac- titioner if acrylate or latex sensitivity is suspected.
Nitrile does not contain any natural rubber latex and, therefore, can be worn by anyone with a latex sensitivity.
The tape is lead free, does not require special hazardous waste disposal, and is also latex free so it is safe to use with patients or staff with latex sensitivity or allergies, says Hu-Friedy.
One should suspect latex sensitivity in anyone who presents with any of the following symptoms after exposure to NRL:
Changes in rates of natural rubber latex sensitivity among dental school students and staff members after changes in latex glove use.
Lanpher requested that the patient bring back a sample of the gloves worn by her at work in order to rule out latex sensitivity.
She was first diagnosed with latex sensitivity in 1991.
The insurance company contended that she suffered from latex sensitivity and asthma before her employment, yet a judge still granted her compensation coverage.
Cross-sectional (1997) investigation of HCWs at two sites screened for base- line prevalence of latex sensitivity, * Air samples obtained from areas of study differing in amount of glove use on two occasions.