Latex intolerance has become an increasingly important concept and diagnosis. In this textbook, we have aimed to cover all aspects of latex allergy including contact urticaria, irritation, and allergic contact dermatitis.
An evidence-based and practical approach has been taken to describe the epidemiology, basic science, clinical presentation, management, and prognosis of the varied manifestations of natural rubber latex intolerance. Other sections including rubber chemical additives and associated problems, hand dermatitis, barrier creams, and medical glove regulations are included to provide relevant background knowledge to readers. Expert contributors from the United Kingdom, Europe, and the United States have provided a balanced international perspective in this first major textbook dedicated to latex intolerance.
We hope dermatologists and other specialists involved in the diagnosis and management of latex intolerance will find this a useful textbook and reference source and welcome any corrections and suggestions for future editions.
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