A case of the latex-induced anaphylaxis by contact with barium enema catheter

Sayuri Fujie, Akiko Yagami, Kayoko Suzuki, Hirohiko Akamatsu, Kayoko Matsunaga

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Abstract

The subject was a 34-year-old female with asthma and atopic dermatitis who had previously undergone a Cesarean section. In December 1995, the patient had an acute abdominal pain, so she underwent a barium enema examination. During the procedure, severe anaphylactic shock developed, and the examination was stopped. The patient responded well to appropriate emergency therapy, and her symptoms were resolved. However, the woman visited our outpatient clinic because the symptoms of her atopic dermatitis got worse. She indicated that she felt itchy when using rubber gloves. Also, at the age of thirty, she had uriticaria and dyspnea after drinking a glass of fruit juice. Subsequently radioallergosorbent testing demonstrated the presence of specific IgEs against latex, banana, kiwi, grapefruit, and avocado. Skin prick tests were positive for banana, grapefruit, avocado, and latex extract at a dilution of 1: 1000. A scratch test was positive to an extract of a balloon catheter which included 0.3μg/g latex proteins by the LEAP method. In conclusion, the patient was diagnosed with an anaphylaxis to the latex contained in a ballon catheter used for the barium enema.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)38-42
Number of pages5
JournalJapanese Journal of Allergology
Volume53
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 05-03-2004

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Latex
Anaphylaxis
Catheters
Persea
Citrus paradisi
Musa
Emergency Treatment
Rubber
Acute Pain
Atopic Dermatitis
Ambulatory Care Facilities
Skin Tests
Cesarean Section
Dyspnea
Abdominal Pain
Drinking
Glass
Barium Enema
Proteins

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  • Immunology and Allergy

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Fujie, Sayuri ; Yagami, Akiko ; Suzuki, Kayoko ; Akamatsu, Hirohiko ; Matsunaga, Kayoko. / A case of the latex-induced anaphylaxis by contact with barium enema catheter. In: Japanese Journal of Allergology. 2004 ; Vol. 53, No. 1. pp. 38-42.
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A case of the latex-induced anaphylaxis by contact with barium enema catheter. / Fujie, Sayuri; Yagami, Akiko; Suzuki, Kayoko; Akamatsu, Hirohiko; Matsunaga, Kayoko.

In: Japanese Journal of Allergology, Vol. 53, No. 1, 05.03.2004, p. 38-42.

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