\lˈe͡ɪtɛks ˈaləd͡ʒi], \lˈeɪtɛks ˈalədʒi], \l_ˈeɪ_t_ɛ_k_s ˈa_l_ə_dʒ_i]\
Definitions of LATEX ALLERGY
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Allergic reaction to products containing processed natural rubber latex such as rubber gloves, condoms, catheters, dental dams, balloons, and sporting equipment. Both T-cell mediated (HYPERSENSITIVITY, DELAYED) and IgE antibody-mediated (HYPERSENSITIVITY, IMMEDIATE) allergic responses are possible. Delayed hypersensitivity results from exposure to antioxidants present in the rubber; immediate hypersensitivity results from exposure to a latex protein.
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