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Infection Control Update

Infection Control Update Infection Control • • • Update By Gail S. Makulowich FDA Latex minimal stress to the Korniewicz, R.N., D.N.Sc, F.A.A.N., of gloves. Denise M. Approves Allergy Test for Johns Hopkins University, and coinvestigators tested the barrier integrity of sin- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved a test that will identify serum antibodies that react to the proteins found in latex in latex-allergic individuals. This new latex allergy test, the Alastat test, is made by Diagnostic Products Corporation and has a sensitivity of 94 percent. It will cost labs about $5 per test. Allergies to any substance can develop after frequent exposure over time. Latex allergies are the bane of many health care workers who wear latex gloves daily and patients who undergo frequent medical procedures. Reactions range from mild skin irritation to rare fatal anaphylactic shock. About 1 percent of the general population is thought to be allergic to latex. However, as many as 15 percent of health care workers and more than 34 percent of spina bifida patients, who are repeatedly exposed to latex tips on enema bottles, are estimated to have latex allergy. and double vinyl and latex examination gloves for dye and water http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png AIDS Patient Care Mary Ann Liebert

Infection Control Update

AIDS Patient Care , Volume 9 (4) – Aug 1, 1995

Infection Control Update

AIDS Patient Care , Volume 9 (4) – Aug 1, 1995

Abstract

Infection Control • • • Update By Gail S. Makulowich FDA Latex minimal stress to the Korniewicz, R.N., D.N.Sc, F.A.A.N., of gloves. Denise M. Approves Allergy Test for Johns Hopkins University, and coinvestigators tested the barrier integrity of sin- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved a test that will identify serum antibodies that react to the proteins found in latex in latex-allergic individuals. This new latex allergy test, the Alastat test, is made by Diagnostic Products Corporation and has a sensitivity of 94 percent. It will cost labs about $5 per test. Allergies to any substance can develop after frequent exposure over time. Latex allergies are the bane of many health care workers who wear latex gloves daily and patients who undergo frequent medical procedures. Reactions range from mild skin irritation to rare fatal anaphylactic shock. About 1 percent of the general population is thought to be allergic to latex. However, as many as 15 percent of health care workers and more than 34 percent of spina bifida patients, who are repeatedly exposed to latex tips on enema bottles, are estimated to have latex allergy. and double vinyl and latex examination gloves for dye and water

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Mary Ann Liebert
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Copyright 1995 Mary Ann Liebert, Inc.
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0893-5068
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1557-7449
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10.1089/apc.1995.9.203
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Abstract

Infection Control • • • Update By Gail S. Makulowich FDA Latex minimal stress to the Korniewicz, R.N., D.N.Sc, F.A.A.N., of gloves. Denise M. Approves Allergy Test for Johns Hopkins University, and coinvestigators tested the barrier integrity of sin- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved a test that will identify serum antibodies that react to the proteins found in latex in latex-allergic individuals. This new latex allergy test, the Alastat test, is made by Diagnostic Products Corporation and has a sensitivity of 94 percent. It will cost labs about $5 per test. Allergies to any substance can develop after frequent exposure over time. Latex allergies are the bane of many health care workers who wear latex gloves daily and patients who undergo frequent medical procedures. Reactions range from mild skin irritation to rare fatal anaphylactic shock. About 1 percent of the general population is thought to be allergic to latex. However, as many as 15 percent of health care workers and more than 34 percent of spina bifida patients, who are repeatedly exposed to latex tips on enema bottles, are estimated to have latex allergy. and double vinyl and latex examination gloves for dye and water

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AIDS Patient CareMary Ann Liebert

Published: Aug 1, 1995

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