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Can a child develop an allergy to latex very early on?

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Yes: Latex allergy can develop anytime provide the right clinical exposures and symptoms develop.

Answered 7/5/2012

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Dr. Michael Zacharisen answered

Specializes in Allergy and Immunology

Spina bifida: Infants and children with spina bifida (improper closure of vertebra around the spinal cord) is a risk factor for children to develop latex allergy. Infants with this should avoid latex since birth.

Answered 12/9/2013

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