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Document ID (ISN)76171
CIS number 01-156
ISSN - Serial title 0344-5062 - Allergologie
Year 1998
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Baur X., Chen Z., Allmers H., Raulf-Heimsoth M., Degens P.
Title Influence of a skin protective cream and of the allergen concentration in latex gloves on the results of wear tests of gloves
Original title Einfluss einer Hautschutzcreme und des Allergengehaltes von Latexhandschuhen auf das Ergebnis des Handschuh-Tragetests [in German]
Bibliographic information Dec. 1998, Vol.21, No.12, p.583-587. 15 ref.
Abstract In experiments with 92 volunteers with suspected type I allergy to gloves made of natural rubber latex the protection provided by a protective cream was studied. Gloves rich in allergens and gloves with a low allergen content were used in the experiments. Most of the volunteers were health care workers. The gloves with the high allergen content produced a hypersensitivity reaction in 20% of the subjects while no such reaction was triggered among subjects wearing the gloves with the low allergen content. The use of a protective cream increased the number of hypersensitivity reactions to 34% among the wearers of gloves with high allergen content and to 3% among wearers of gloves with low allergen content. The negative effect of the protective cream and of the gloves with high allergen content could be confirmed in further experiments with 55 volunteers who tested the two kinds of gloves in parallel.
Descriptors (primary) latex; barrier creams; skin allergies
Descriptors (secondary) protective gloves; skin creams; hypersensitivity; health services; human experiments
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceGermany
Subject(s) Personal protection
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Skin diseases
Skin protection