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