Margaret A.WinkerMD, Deputy EditorIndividualAuthorPhil B.FontanarosaMD, Interim CoeditorIndividualAuthor
To the Editor: Dental students who use natural
rubber latex (NRL) gloves are at risk for sensitization to
latex.1,2 Although use of low-protein powder-free NRL
gloves might reduce latex sensitization in these students,2
Sussman et al3 failed to show that the incidence of
sensitization was related to high protein levels and cornstarch powder.
Levy DA, Allouache S, Chabane MH, Leynadier F, Burney P. Powder-Free Protein-Poor Natural Rubber Latex Gloves and Latex Sensitization. JAMA. 1999;281(11):988. doi:10-1001/pubs.JAMA-ISSN-0098-7484-281-11-jbk0317