|Document ID (ISN)||76171|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0344-5062 - Allergologie
|Convention or series no.
||Baur X., Chen Z., Allmers H., Raulf-Heimsoth M., Degens P.
||Influence of a skin protective cream and of the allergen concentration in latex gloves on the results of wear tests of gloves
||Einfluss einer Hautschutzcreme und des Allergengehaltes von Latexhandschuhen auf das Ergebnis des Handschuh-Tragetests [in German]|
||Dec. 1998, Vol.21, No.12, p.583-587. 15 ref.
||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.
||latex; barrier creams; skin allergies
||protective gloves; skin creams; hypersensitivity; health services; human experiments
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Germany|
|Broad subject area(s)