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 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, for example from latex gloves.

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

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Last Updated: 2017-03-20