Table 5: Association between suspected allergic reaction to latex and other variables.


Association between suspected allergic reaction to latex and other variables (n = 240)

Variables r p
Hand erythema and discomfort during work .466 <0.001
Eczema or cracked skin within 2 days after use of latex gloves .676 <0.001
Immediate erythema after use of latex gloves .581 <0.001
Cutaneous allergy to latex .716 <0.001
Internal organ allergy to latex .342 <0.001
Latex wheal (n = 50) 0.428 0.002
Positive patch test to latex (n = 48) 0.380 0.009