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Document ID (ISN)78140
CIS number 02-300
ISSN - Serial title 0105-1873 - Contact Dermatitis
Year 2001
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Allmers H.
Title Wearing test with two different types of latex gloves with and without the use of a skin protection cream
Bibliographic information Jan. 2001, Vol.44, No.1, p.30-33. Illus. 16 ref.
Abstract Among 72 subjects reporting symptoms indicating Type I hypersensitivity reactions to natural rubber latex (NRL) gloves, 44 (60%) had a positive prick test to NRL. They underwent wearing tests using 2 types of NRL gloves with high and low allergen contents. Gloves with a high allergen content caused positive skin reactions in 47% of SPT-positive subjects. After application of a skin protection cream, the frequency of positive skin responses in wearing tests decreased to 30% in prick-test-positive subjects. The gloves with low allergen caused hypersensitivity with and without skin protection cream in 2 cases (5%) of the prick-test-positive. No prick-test-negative subjects showed any urticaria during the glove-wearing test. The study demonstrates that high allergen contents in latex gloves frequently elicit skin responses in NRL-sensitized subjects. Hand skin cream may hamper the uptake of allergens from gloves, thus decreasing allergic reactions.
Descriptors (primary) protective gloves; skin allergies; latex; skin creams
Descriptors (secondary) sensitization dermatitis; skin absorption; itch; comparative study; urticaria; allergy tests; skin tests; eczema
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceGermany
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Skin diseases
Hand and arm protection
Allergies