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A case of contact urticaria from a latex glove occurred to an operating room nurse

A case of contact urticaria from a latex glove occurred to an operating room nurse

Annals of Dermatology 11(4): 260-262

The prevalence of latex allergies has been on the increase along with the greater use of rubber products in daily life, medical, dental and occupational settings. Allergic reactions to latex can take two clinical forms of either contact dermatitis or immediate hypersensitivity reactions, which are provoked by the natural latex proteins or chemical additives used in the manufacturing process, respectively. A 25-year-old female, an operating room nurse, complained of recurrent pruritic erythematous wheals on both hands after the wearing of latex rubber gloves. The prick test and the usage test to the latex gloves were positive, and the RAST was class 3. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first case report of contact urticaria from latex rubber gloves in Korean dermatologic literature.

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