Alergia al látex

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Alergia al látex

La alergia a los productos de látex puede manifestarse como una simple dermatitis, o como una reacción más grave de anafilaxia. El término “dermatitis” describe una respuesta inflamatoria de la piel causada por el contacto con alergenos o irritantes como el látex de los guantes quirúrgicos o condones. El contacto con el látex puede producir sarpullido con comezón, enrojecimiento, ampollas y descamación o puede causar una anafilaxia más severa. La anafilaxia es una serie de síntomas que incluyen el descenso de la presión arterial, hinchazón de la garganta y lengua y dificultad para respirar.

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  • Last Reviewed on 11/21/2011
  • Linda J. Vorvick, MD, Medical Director, MEDEX Northwest Division of Physician Assistant Studies, University of Washington, School of Medicine. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc.

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