Notwithstanding the efforts made in the last decades to mitigate the consequences of natural rubber latex allergy, this disease continues to be a major health problem, especially in developing countries. The categories of patients with greater and frequent exposure to latex (such as health care professionals and, in the pediatric field, subjects who undergo repeated surgery, e.g., those suffering from spina bifida and urogenital malformations) have an increased risk of developing sensitization and allergy to latex. Herein we provide an overview of the current knowledge and practical recommendations with a focus on epidemiology, diagnostics, and management (including both prevention and therapy) in order to guide a correct recognition and containment of this potentially fatal condition.

Latex Allergy in Children

Pecoraro, Luca;
2023-01-01

Abstract

Notwithstanding the efforts made in the last decades to mitigate the consequences of natural rubber latex allergy, this disease continues to be a major health problem, especially in developing countries. The categories of patients with greater and frequent exposure to latex (such as health care professionals and, in the pediatric field, subjects who undergo repeated surgery, e.g., those suffering from spina bifida and urogenital malformations) have an increased risk of developing sensitization and allergy to latex. Herein we provide an overview of the current knowledge and practical recommendations with a focus on epidemiology, diagnostics, and management (including both prevention and therapy) in order to guide a correct recognition and containment of this potentially fatal condition.
2023
latex allergy
management
molecular diagnostics
pediatrics
prevention
spina bifida
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