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Friesen CD, O'Connell M, Schkade PA, Dyer PD, Latex-induced asthma in a dental assistant, Gen Dent, 1996;44:424-426,

Keywords: oa, dental assistant, case report, dermatitis, urticaria, rhinitis, latex, br, challenge

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In this case report, latex-induced asthma is described in a dental assistant with an associated history of contact dermatitis, contact urticaria, and rhinitis. She switched to vinyl gloves, which eliminated her cutaneous symptoms, but her respiratory symptoms continued. Skin-testing to latex was strongly positive. Methacholine challenge and peak expiratory flow rates (PEFR) were abnormal during the workweek but normalized after a two-week vacation. Nebulized latex was implicated in the development of occupational asthma, and personal latex-avoidance measures did not prevent the condition

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