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Are latex allergies common?

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Dr. Alex Martinez answered

Specializes in Allergy

Somewhat: Latex allergy is estimated to affect about 5-10% of the general population; the people most at risk of becoming sensitized to latex include patients requiring multiple medical procedures (such as children with spina bifida or people with urinary tract abnormalities), rubber industry workers, and health care professionals. Symptoms range from contact reactions to full-blown anaphylaxis.

Answered 6/22/2017

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