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Latex Hypersensitivity (Latex Allergy) Summary

Description: 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.

Also Known As: Latex Allergy; Latex Allergies; Natural Rubber Latex Allergy; Rubber Latex Allergy; Allergies, Latex Show All >>

Networked: 638 relevant articles (16 outcomes, 67 trials/studies) for this Disease

Key Drugs and Agents for Latex Hypersensitivity

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Drugs and Important Biological Agents (IBA) related to treatments:
  1. Latex : 8 outcomes 44 studies in 445 results : IBA
  2. Immunoglobulin E (IgE) : 5 outcomes 12 studies in 145 results : IBA
  3. Allergens : 2 outcomes 10 studies in 77 results : IBA
  4. Antigens : 1 outcome 4 studies in 22 results : IBA
  5. Proteins (Proteins, Gene) : 1 outcome 2 studies in 50 results : IBA
  6. omalizumab (Xolair) : 1 outcome 1 study in 5 results : FDA 2
  7. Hydrocortisone (Cortisol) : 1 outcome in 1 result : FDA 176 Generic
  8. Rubber (Elastica) : 5 studies in 76 results : IBA
  9. L 644711 (B-3(+)) : 3 studies in 9 results : IBA
  10. Antibodies : 2 studies in 19 results : IBA
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Diseases Related to Latex Hypersensitivity

  1. Anaphylaxis (Anaphylactic Shock)
  2. Urticaria (Hives)
  3. Asthma (Bronchial Asthma)
  4. Food Hypersensitivity (Food Allergy)
  5. Atopic Dermatitis (Atopic Eczema)
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Key Therapies for Latex Hypersensitivity

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  1. Immunotherapy : 2 outcomes 7 studies in 26 results
  2. Catheters : 1 outcome in 11 results
  3. Surgical Gloves (Surgical Glove) : 1 study in 11 results
  4. Anesthesia : 1 study in 9 results
  5. Enema (Enemas) : 1 study in 5 results
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