Allergy to latex products has become a problem of increasing dimensions, affecting both patients and health-care professionals.
Certain high-risk groups and sources of latex exposure have been identified.
The clinical manifestations vary from contact eczema through a range of allergic syndromes including life-threatening anaphylaxis.
An understanding of the clinical and immunological features of latex allergy provides the basis of therapeutic and preventive strategies.
Latex allergy is also becoming a major occupational health issue.
Mots-clés Pascal : Latex, Exposition professionnelle, Personnel sanitaire, Malade, Non professionnel, Allergie, Anaphylaxie, Homme, Prévention, Traitement, Chimiothérapie, Toxicité, Etude générale, Immunopathologie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Latex, Occupational exposure, Health staff, Patient, Non occupational, Allergy, Anaphylaxis, Human, Prevention, Treatment, Chemotherapy, Toxicity, General study, Immunopathology
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 97-0336813
Code Inist : 002B06C01. Création : 12/09/1997.