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Latex Summary

Description: A milky, product excreted from the latex canals of a variety of plant species that contain cauotchouc. Latex is composed of 25-35% caoutchouc, 60-75% water, 2% protein, 2% resin, 1.5% sugar & 1% ash. RUBBER is made by the removal of water from latex.(From Concise Encyclopedia Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, 3rd ed). Hevein proteins are responsible for LATEX HYPERSENSITIVITY. Latexes are used as inert vehicles to carry antibodies or antigens in LATEX FIXATION TESTS.

Also Known As: Latice; Latices

Networked: 3611 relevant articles (100 outcomes, 342 trials/studies) for this Bio-Agent

Key Diseases for which Latex is Relevant

  1. Hypersensitivity (Allergy) : 11 outcomes 85 studies in 876 results
  2. Latex Hypersensitivity (Latex Allergy) : 8 outcomes 44 studies in 445 results
  3. Infection : 8 outcomes 10 studies in 214 results
  4. Anaphylaxis (Anaphylactic Shock) : 6 outcomes 14 studies in 342 results
  5. Inflammation : 5 outcomes 10 studies in 51 results
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Drugs Related to Latex

  1. Immunoglobulin E (IgE)
  2. Antigens
  3. Allergens
  4. Antibodies
  5. Rubber (Elastica)
  6. fibrin fragment D (D-dimer)
  7. Rheumatoid Factor
  8. Procera
  9. Histamine (Histamine Dihydrochloride)
  10. Immunoglobulins (Immunoglobulin)
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Therapies Related to Latex

  1. Condoms (Condom)
  2. Catheters
  3. Intra-Articular Injections
  4. Ligation
  5. Rubber Dams (Rubberdam)
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