Question of the Day – Tuesday January 16, 2018

Question- What is the current prevalence rate for latex allergy?

Answer: The cited reference notes “Reported data suggest that the average prevalence of latex allergy worldwide remains 9.7%, 7.2%, and 4.3% among healthcare workers, susceptible patients, and general population, respectively.” (Wu M et al. Current prevalence rate of latex allergy: Why it remains a problem? 2016 J Occup Helath 58: 138-144)