Table 2: Summary of diagnostic test results.


Diagnostic Variables n = 240 (%)

Positive patch test to latex 7/48 (14.6)
Positive patch test to latex-free glove 1/48 (2.1)
Positive patch test to adhesive 6/48 (12.5)
Latex wheal 10/50 (20.0)
Latex flare 11/50 (22.0)
Presence of atopy 17/50 (34.0)
Positive latex challenge test 18 (7.5)
- Erythema 20 (8.3)
- Dry skin 6 (2.5)
- Itching 24 (10.0)
- Hives 1 (0.4%)
- Breathlessness 3 (1.3)
- Cough 2 (0.8)
Positive provocation test to latex-free glove 0