What is the dermatologic preoperative evaluation and management of latex allergies?

Updated: Mar 16, 2020
  • Author: Robert A Schwartz, MD, MPH; Chief Editor: Dirk M Elston, MD  more...
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Latex allergy is a rising problem, with symptoms varying from localized urticaria to anaphylaxis. Items other than the surgeon's gloves may be an issue in the operating room. Extra pairs of vinyl examination gloves should be readily available for patients with such sensitivities. [10]


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