The importance of nasal provocation test in the diagnosis of natural rubber latex allergy

Uensel M., METE N., ARDENIZ O. , Goeksel S. , ERSOY R., SIN A. Z. , ...More

ALLERGY, vol.64, no.6, pp.862-867, 2009 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 64 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2009
  • Doi Number: 10.1111/j.1398-9995.2008.01901.x
  • Title of Journal : ALLERGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.862-867


Most studies regarding natural rubber latex (NRL) allergy have concentrated on the prevalance using skin prick test (SPT) and specific IgE assay. The objective of this study is to examine the target organ (skin, nasal mucosa) responses in patients with positive SPT to NRL using the nasal provacation test (NPT) and glove use test (GUT).