Latex allergy in an infant with acquired hydrocephalus

  • A.A Ehiozw-Osifo
  • A A Mafe
Keywords: latex allergy, perioperative


Latex allergy is a potentially life-threatening intraoperative occurrence which is relatively rare in our environment. We report the case of a 3 month old male infant with acquired hydrocephalus undergoing ventriculo-peritoneal shunt insertion who developed wheals and suffered a respiratory arrest following contact with latex gloves. The need for anaesthetists to effectively diagnose and properly manage this rare clinical entity is emphasized. Keywords: latex allergy; perioperative

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