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Evaluation of latex allergy in patients with meningomyelocele.
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PMID:  1524276     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Seventy-six patients with meningomyelocele were evaluated for latex sensitivity by medical history and epicutaneous skin testing. Four different latex glove extracts, two nonlatex glove extracts, cornstarch, selected inhalant antigens, and negative and positive controls were used for skin testing. Forty-nine patients (64.5%) were skin test positive to latex extracts (latex-positive group). Twenty-four patients (49%) of the latex-positive group and none of the latex-negative group had histories of immediate reactions to latex products (P less than .001). The latex-positive group had a higher mean number of surgical procedures, 12.67 +/- 11.27, compared with 6.89 +/- 6.55 (P less than .001) in the latex-negative group. Twenty-three of the latex-positive patients (47%) used latex products daily compared to seven patients (26%) in the latex-negative group (P = .073). Twenty latex-positive patients (41%) had atopy compared with five patients (19%) of the latex negative group (P = .041). There was no significant difference between the two groups in age, sex, daily catheterization, or positive skin tests to cornstarch. All 76 patients tested negative to the nonlatex glove extracts. Ten control subjects tested negative for all latex and nonlatex glove extracts.
M S Yassin; S Sanyurah; M B Lierl; T J Fischer; S Oppenheimer; J Cross; K O'Brien; C Steinmetz; J Khoury
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Annals of allergy     Volume:  69     ISSN:  0003-4738     ISO Abbreviation:  Ann Allergy     Publication Date:  1992 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1992-10-13     Completed Date:  1992-10-13     Revised Date:  2008-09-03    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0372346     Medline TA:  Ann Allergy     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  207-11     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Pediatrics, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Ohio.
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MeSH Terms
Anaphylaxis / etiology
Child, Preschool
Hypersensitivity / complications,  epidemiology,  etiology*
Latex / adverse effects*
Meningomyelocele / complications,  immunology*
Risk Factors
Grant Support
07DD0269/09/DD/NCBDD CDC HHS; MCJ-399156-01-0//PHS HHS
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