Prospective study of risk factors in natural rubber latex hypersensitivity.
Five hundred sixty-nine subjects routinely underwent skin prick tests for latent sensitization to latex.
The study of risk factors included skin tests to inhalant allergens, to diagnose atopy, and a questionnaire aimed at revealing frequent exposure to latex such as the wearing of gloves, multiple surgical procedures, or urinary catheterization.
The subjects were categorized into five groups:
group I, subjects with no risk factor (n=272);
group II, nonatopic subjects exposed to latex (n=73);
group III, atopic subjects not exposed (n=180);
group IV exposed atopic subjects (n=44);
and group V, subjects with a history of intraoperative anaphylactic shock caused by latex (n=13).
Mots-clés Pascal : Immunopathologie, Allergie, Peau pathologie, Epidémiologie, Exploration, Facteur risque, Homme, Anticorps, Exploration immunologique, Latex
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Immunopathology, Allergy, Skin disease, Epidemiology, Exploration, Risk factor, Human, Antibody, Immunological investigation, Latex
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Cote : 94-0116986
Code Inist : 002B06C04. Création : 199406.