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Disease Latex Hypersensitivity

Name Latex Hypersensitivity
Synonyms Allergies, Latex | Allergies, Rubber | Allergies, Rubber Latex | Allergy, Latex | Allergy, Rubber | Allergy, Rubber Latex | Hypersensitivities, Latex | Hypersensitivity, Latex | Latex Allergies | Latex Allergy | Latex Hypersensitivities | Natural Rubber Latex Allergy | Rubber Allergies | Rubber Allergy | Rubber Latex Allergies | Rubber Latex Allergy
Definition Allergic reaction to products containing processed natural rubber latex such as rubber gloves, condoms, catheters, dental dams, balloons, and sporting equipment. Both T-cell mediated (HYPERSENSITIVITY, DELAYED) and IgE antibody-mediated (HYPERSENSITIVITY, IMMEDIATE) allergic responses are possible. Delayed hypersensitivity results from exposure to antioxidants present in the rubber; immediate hypersensitivity results from exposure to a latex protein.
Categories Immune system disease
MeSH® ID D020315

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DiseasesImmune System Diseases Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references Hypersensitivity Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references Latex Hypersensitivity

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