Evaluation of the need for routine preoperative latex allergy tests in children

Sapan N., Nacarkucuk E., Canitez Y., Saglam H.

PEDIATRICS INTERNATIONAL, vol.44, no.2, pp.157-162, 2002 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 44 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2002
  • Doi Number: 10.1046/j.1328-8067.2001.01528.x
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.157-162
  • Bursa Uludag University Affiliated: Yes


Background: Recently, there was a great increase in allergic reactions to latex and this brought relatively more concern to the latex allergy. In this prospective study we aimed to identify the frequency of latex allergy in preoperative patients, and tried to clarify whether it is necessary to perform latex allergy tests routinely in the preoperative period or not.