|Document ID (ISN)||74645|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0025-7818 - Medicina del lavoro
|Convention or series no.
||de Zotti R., Muran A., Negro C.
||Follow-up of allergic symptoms among nurses sensitised to latex
||Follow-up dei sintomi allergici in un gruppo di operatori sanitari sensibilizzati al lattice [in Italian]|
||Jan.-Feb. 2000, Vol.91, No.1, p.53-60. 24 ref.
||Hospital workers sensitized to latex and complaining of respiratory symptoms at work were studied. All 28 subjects were women who had worked for 12 years in departments with high, moderate or low exposure to rubber gloves; 20 also complained of latex skin symptoms; 25 were atopical. The specific inhalation test with latex gloves confirmed the diagnosis of asthma in 4 cases and of rhinitis in 13 cases. The workers were reinvestigated 14 months later. Overall, improvement of skin symptoms were observed in 74% and of respiratory symptoms in 56% of the cases. The persistence of symptoms was significantly higher among workers who continued to work in departments with high or moderate latexglove exposure. The results show that skin and respiratory symptoms were related to the use of powdered latex gloves and confirm the importance of primary prevention.
||latex; allergies; sensitization; allergic respiratory disorders; nursing personnel
||allergic rhinitis; allergic asthma; individual susceptibility; long-term study; allergy tests; skin allergies
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Italy|
||Commerce, services, offices
|Broad subject area(s)
||Diseases of the respiratory system (except for pneumoconiosis & similar)
Health care services