Comprehensive Therapy

, Volume 28, Issue 4, pp 244–249

Latex allergy

  • Randolf Brehler
Original Article

DOI: 10.1007/s12019-002-0024-x

Cite this article as:
Brehler, R. Compr Ther (2002) 28: 244. doi:10.1007/s12019-002-0024-x


The prevalence of IgE mediated natural latex rubber allergy is estimated to be<1% in the general population,<17% in medical personnel and ≈0% in children with spina bifida. We review the definition, diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of NLR allergy.

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© Humana Press Inc. 2002

Authors and Affiliations

  • Randolf Brehler
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of DermatologyUniversity of MünsterMünsterGermany
  2. 2.Zentrum für DermatologieMD, UKMMünsterGermany