Latex Allergy in the Spina Bifida Patient

Roberts, Tania M.
April 2009
International Student Journal of Nurse Anesthesia;Spring2009, Vol. 8 Issue 1, p23
Academic Journal
Case Study
The article presents a case study on a 24-year old female patient, who was presented for a laparoscopic cholecystectomy due to a two-month history of right upper quadrant pain. It is noted that the patient has a medical history that consisted of spina bifida as well as closure and other related surgeries. The author highlights the condition of spina bifida, in which it is commonly associated with the failure of spine closure after gestation. Hence, it is said that in latex sensitization, there immunoglobulin E (IgE) antibodies is present in latex, which is having a clinical manifestation of latex allergy.


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