Experience of Operation for Two Cases with Latex Allergy

Hirotaka Akita, Kayoko Matsunaga, Akiko Tomitaka, Kayoko Suzuki, Hiroshi Ueda, Makoto Shiraki, Masaharu Kawakami, Takeo Kuno, Yoshinao Majima

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We report our experience of operations on two cases with latex allergy. Case 1 was a 29-year-old housewife who used to work as a nurse. She was performed a Cesarean operation under a lumbar anesthesia. Case 2 was a 24-year-old nurse. She was performed an operation for a cataract under a local anesthesia. Both of them accompanied atopic dermatitis. Since they had been diagnosed as latex allergy before their operations, we could avoid any immediate reactions to latex including anaphylaxis during and after their operations by eliminating latex products and using latex-free alternatives. Recently the number of the reports on latex allergy has been increasing, it is an urgent issue to set up a guideline to manage those patients including the emergency and operation manual for latex allergy in Japan.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)319-323
Number of pages5
Journalskin research
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1999

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Dermatology
  • Infectious Diseases


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