Pitfalls in the Diagnosis of Latex Allergy

ABSTRACT: Background: Screening patients for latex allergy prior to surgery is an important but intensive procedure. The appropriate testing strategy for diagnosing latex (Hevea brasiliensis) allergy involves in-vitro specific IgE or skin prick testing. The sensitivity and specificity of both tests...

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Main Authors: Sujoy Khan, Steve Holding, Philip Doré, Carrock Sewell
Format: Article
Published: Elsevier 2010-01-01
Series:Allergology International
Online Access:http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1323893015306390