Contact urticaria and anaphylaxis to latex

J Am Acad Dermatol. 1989 Oct;21(4 Pt 2):874-7. doi: 10.1016/s0190-9622(89)70271-1.


Contact urticaria and anaphylaxis to latex is reported in two patients. One case was associated with oral and vaginal exposure to a condom and the other with rectal exposure to a latex glove. Both patients had positive reactions to scratch or prick tests to pieces of latex, as well as latex radioallergosorbent test (RAST). The diagnosis of contact urticaria to latex is difficult to make on the basis of history alone.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Anaphylaxis / etiology*
  • Child
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Hypersensitivity, Immediate / chemically induced
  • Hypersensitivity, Immediate / diagnosis
  • Latex / immunology*
  • Middle Aged
  • Patch Tests
  • Radioallergosorbent Test
  • Skin Tests
  • Urticaria / etiology*


  • Latex