|Document ID (ISN)||78140|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0105-1873 - Contact Dermatitis
|Convention or series no.
||Wearing test with two different types of latex gloves with and without the use of a skin protection cream
||Jan. 2001, Vol.44, No.1, p.30-33. Illus. 16 ref.
||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.
||protective gloves; skin allergies; latex; skin creams
||sensitization dermatitis; skin absorption; itch; comparative study; urticaria; allergy tests; skin tests; eczema
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Germany|
|Broad subject area(s)
Hand and arm protection