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Latex allergy and sensitization in children with spina bifida.
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PMID:  12411719     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this study was to investigate the prevalence rate of latex sensitization and latex allergy among children with spina bifida and to evaluate risk factors for natural rubber latex hypersensitivity. METHODS: A total of 34 children between 2.5 and 17 years of age participated in the study. Participants completed a questionnaire and underwent skin prick tests with latex, common aeroallergens and food allergens as well as measurements of specific IgE to latex and food allergens (RAST CAP). RESULTS: The prevalence of latex sensitization and latex allergy was estimated to be 32.4 and 18.8%, respectively. The most common reported clinical manifestation of latex allergy was urticaria. Three out of six symptomatic patients reported anaphylactic reactions. CONCLUSION: We found that major risk factors for latex sensitization were atopy and a history of numerous operations.
Andrzej Obojski; Jacek Chodorski; Wojciech Barg; Wojciech Medrala; Andrzej M Fal; Józef Małolepszy
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Pediatric neurosurgery     Volume:  37     ISSN:  1016-2291     ISO Abbreviation:  Pediatr Neurosurg     Publication Date:  2002 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2002-11-04     Completed Date:  2003-03-05     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9114967     Medline TA:  Pediatr Neurosurg     Country:  Switzerland    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  262-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
Copyright Information:
Copyright 2002 S. Karger AG, Basel
Department of Internal Medicine and Allergology, Wrocław Medical University, Wrocław, Poland.
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MeSH Terms
Child, Preschool
Immunoglobulin E / blood
Latex Hypersensitivity / blood,  diagnosis*,  etiology*
Reproducibility of Results
Risk Factors
Skin Tests
Spinal Dysraphism / blood,  complications*
Reg. No./Substance:
37341-29-0/Immunoglobulin E

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