Allergic Disease - Latex-Fruit Syndrome

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Allergy to natural rubber latex (NRL) is an IgE-mediated hypersensitivity reaction that is frequently seen in health care workers and other groups at risk, such as workers in the rubber industry (1). Individuals affected can develop symptoms from direct contact with latex products, such as gloves, tubing or other rubber products; or by inhalation of airborne NRL allergens in powder form, such as from latex gloves.

Latex-fruit syndrome is an allergic condition linked to NRL allergy (1). Affected

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Last Updated: 2023-02-17