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Latex

Latex is the milky sap from the rubber tree Hevea brasiliensis . A polymer of cis 1-4 isoprene.


Latex Allergy

Patients who are allergic to latex may also be allergic to certain fruits (such as bananas, avocados, chestnuts and kiwi) due to crossreacting elements in these fruits. IgE-Mediated latex allergy clinical manifestations include :

 

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