Latex anaphylaxis: Report of occurrence in two pediatric surgical patients and review of the literature

Lynda J. Means, Frederick J. Rescorla

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This report describes two cases of intraoperative anaphylaxis in children sensitized to latex. Both children were undergoing nonurological procedures and, despite numerous previous operations, neither had a history of unusual reaction or anaphylaxis during surgery. The problem of latex allergy is discussed with review of the current literature and suggestions for management.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)748-751
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Pediatric Surgery
Issue number5
StatePublished - May 1995



  • Anaphylaxis
  • latex
  • rubber

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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