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 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 44 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2002
  • Doi Number: 10.1046/j.1328-8067.2001.01528.x
  • Title of Journal : PEDIATRICS INTERNATIONAL
  • Page Numbers: pp.157-162

Abstract

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.