Recent reports have noted an apparent increase in the prevalence of natural rubber latex (NRL) allergy among workers with occupational latex exposure (OLE).
The risk factors for and the natural history of NRL allex in this population are not well delineated, and the utility and comparability of immunoassays as confirmatory testing are unclear.
Serum samples and medical histories were obtained from 47 symptomatic workers with OLE, from nine other individuals with a history consistent with NRL allergy, and from 10 atopic asymptomatic NRL-exposed control subjects.
Sera were coded and analyzed in a blinded manner for latex-specific IgE, using a variety of antigen sources, including ammoniated and nonammoniated raw latex preparations and three finished glove preparations.
Mots-clés Pascal : Asthme, Etiologie, Allergie, Latex, Caoutchouc naturel, Dermatite contact, Allergène, Exposition professionnelle, Facteur risque, Test cutané, Méthode immunologique, Diagnostic, Homme, Appareil respiratoire pathologie, Bronchopneumopathie obstructive, Immunopathologie, Peau pathologie, Médecine travail, Exploration immunologique, Prick test
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Asthma, Etiology, Allergy, Latex, Natural rubber, Contact dermatitis, Allergen, Occupational exposure, Risk factor, Skin test, Immunological method, Diagnosis, Human, Respiratory disease, Obstructive pulmonary disease, Immunopathology, Skin disease, Occupational medicine, Immunological investigation, Prick test
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 94-0620439
Code Inist : 002B06C05. Création : 09/06/1995.