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Latex Allergy: Position Paper


N Cabañes,1 JM Igea,2 B de la Hoz3 On behalf of the Committee of Latex Allergy of the SEAIC: P Agustín, C Blanco, N Cabañes, J Domínguez, B de la Hoz, JM Igea, M Lázaro, R Lleonart, J Méndez, A Nieto, A Rodríguez, N Rubia, A Tabar, JM Beitia, MC Dieguez, C Martínez-Cócera, S Quirce

1Allergy Department, Hospital Virgen del Valle, Toledo, Spain
2Clínica Alergoasma, Salamanca, Spain
3Servicio de Alergia Hospital Ramón y Cajal, Madrid, Spain

J Investig Allergol Clin Immunol 2012; Vol. 22(5): 313-330



Correct management of latex allergy is essential to ensure adequate care of patients who are allergic to latex, which is ubiquitous in the health care setting. In this Position Paper, the Latex Committee of the Spanish Society of Allergology and Clinical Immunology provides guidelines for the management of latex allergy.

Key words: Latex allergy. Guidelines.