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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: Allergic Reactions Caused By Latex: Warning To Health Workers [reações De Alergia Provocadas Pelo Látex: Um Alerta Aos Trabalhadores Da área Da Saúde.]
Author: Lopes R.A.
Lopes M.H.
Abstract: In this study, a bibliographic survey is made of all articles, published during the last few years, dealing with allergic reactions to latex. The first article on allergic reactions associated with latex was published in Britain, in 1979. Since then, the number of cases reported have increased (Barton, 1993). Type I allergic reaction (immediate reaction) and Type IV (delayed reaction) are part of the latex allergic process (Steelman, 1995). Contact allergy is due to inadequate washing during manufacture, which results in the retention of water-soluble proteins that cause allergic reactions in susceptible people. A wide variety of allergic reactions that vary from contact dermatitis to anaphylatic shock are described in literature. These finding show that a health team must know the probable implications of latex allergy.
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Date Issue: 1999
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