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Latex Hypersensitivity MeSH Descriptor Data 2022


MeSH Heading
Latex Hypersensitivity
Tree Number(s)
C20.543.600
Unique ID
D020315
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D020315
Annotation
coordinate with HYPERSENSITIVITY, IMMEDIATE or HYPERSENSITIVITY, DELAYED if pertinent
Scope Note
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.
Entry Term(s)
Allergy, Latex
Hypersensitivity, Latex
Latex Allergy
Natural Rubber Latex Allergy
Rubber Allergy
Rubber Latex Allergy
Previous Indexing
Hypersensitivity (1988-1998)
Hypersensitivity, Immediate (1989-1998)
Latex (1987-1998)
Rubber (1986-1998)
See Also
Dermatitis, Allergic Contact
Hypersensitivity, Immediate
Rubber
Public MeSH Note
2002; see LATEX ALLERGY 1999-2001
History Note
2002
Date Established
1999/01/01
Date of Entry
1998/06/10
Revision Date
2001/07/25
Latex Hypersensitivity Preferred
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