Contact urticaria and anaphylaxis to latex

James S. Taylor, Joan Cassettari, William Wagner, Thomas Helm

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Contact urticaria and anaphylaxis to latex is reported in two patients. One case was associated with oral and vaginal exposure to a condom and the other with rectal exposure to a latex glove. Both patients had positive reactions to scratch or prick tests to pieces of latex, as well as latex radioallergosorbent test (RAST). The diagnosis of contact urticaria to latex is difficult to make on the basis of history alone.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)874-877
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of the American Academy of Dermatology
Issue number4
StatePublished - 1989

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Dermatology

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