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Document ID (ISN)108060
CIS number 08-649
ISSN - Serial title 0465-546X - Medicina y seguridad del trabajo
Year 2007
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Gil Micharet M.S., Barriga Medina F.J., PÚrez de Villar Grande J.A.
Title Latex allergies among health care workers (I). Medical surveillance
Original title Alergia al latex en los trabajadores sanitarios (I). Vigilancia de la salud [in Spanish]
Bibliographic information Sep. 2007, Vol.LIII, No.208, p.53-61. 32 ref.
Abstract Latex allergy is an important health issue among heath services workers given its high prevalence and the severity of reactions it can cause. Following a brief overview of the epidemiology and clinical data of latex allergies, this article goes on to propose a medical surveillance protocol for identifying workers likely to develop latex sensitization, and to make an early diagnosis allowing the implementation of measures for avoiding the incidence and progress of the disease.
Descriptors (primary) latex; medical supervision; health care personnel; allergies
Descriptors (secondary) immunoglobulins; anamnesis; skin tests; skin diseases; epidemiology
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceSpain
Subject(s) Commerce, services, offices
Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Browse category(ies) Allergies
Health care services