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Kanerva L, Tiikkanen J, Jolanki R, Estlander T. Statistical data on occupational contact urticaria. Contact Dermatitis 1996;35:229-233.
The paper cited above describes 815 cases of occupational contact urticaria that were reported during 1990-1994 to the Finnish Register of Occupational Diseases. During that same time period, 1944 cases of occupational allergic contact dermatitis were reported. Therefore, the evidence from Finland suggests that contact urticaria comprises approximately 30% (815 / 2759) of the total allergic work-related dermatoses.
- Beef, Chicken, Pork, Liver, Salami casing mold, Fish, Frog, Lobster, Oysters, Shrimp, Scallops, Cheese, Eggs, and Milk;
- Asparagus, Beans, Cabbage, Carrots, Castor bean, Celery, Coffee bean (green), Cucumber pickle, Endive, Garlic, Lettuce, Mustard, Onion, Parsley, Parsnip, Potato, Soybean, Tomato, Winged bean, and Mushrooms;
- Apple, Apricot stone, Lemon, Lemon peel, Lime, Strawberry, and Watermelon;
The prevalence of latex allergy in healthcare workers varies in different countries from 3% to 16%. "Allergen content varies widely between different brands, thus, use of low-allergen non-powdered gloves is crucial in the primary prevention of latex allergy. In secondary prevention, when even low-allergen non-powdered gloves are not tolerated, latex free gloves should be used." [Kanerva 2004, p. 101] See "Latex Allergy: A Prevention Guide" at the NIOSH web site.
"The diagnosis of rubber contact urticaria is suspected from a history of immediate symptoms after exposure to rubber and confirmed with positive use or prick test results. Radioallergosorbent test findings are less frequently positive but this should be the initial test, to avoid anaphylaxis." p. 360, Marks & DeLeo
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