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latex dermatitis


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A skin inflammation in response to a hypersensitivity to latex. Irritant contact dermatitis is a common non-allergic reaction to chemicals present in latex products, especially gloves; this is reduced by the use of powder-free gloves. Allergic contact dermatitis is an allergic reaction to specific proteins present in the natural latex.

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Vozza I., Ranghi G., Quaranta A. Allergy and desensitization to latex. Clinical study on 50 dentistry subjects. Minerva Stomatol 2005;54(4):237–45.

Subjects: Dentistry.


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