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Healthcare Equipment & Materials That Contain Natural Rubber Latex (NRL)

Purpose:

To identify possible sources of latex in a healthcare setting.

Specialty:

Immunology/Rheumatology

Objective:

risk factors, adverse effects, prevention

ICD-10:

Z91.040

Description:

Natural rubber latex (NRL) can be found in many products used for healthcare. A patient with a serious allergy to latex can develop anaphylaxis if exposed to one of these products.

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