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Latex allergy

Constance H Katelaris
Med J Aust 2006; 185 (6): 339.
Published online: 18 September 2006

Latex allergy (LA) is an IgE-mediated reaction to latex proteins. It is a relatively new phenomenon, first described convincingly in 1979 and increasingly recognised in subsequent years.1 Much has been achieved from years of research into the problem, including:

  • Constance H Katelaris

  • Allergy and Immunology Services, Westmead Specialist Medical Centre, Sydney, NSW.

Correspondence: chk@allergyimmunol.com.au

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