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Volume 2014, Article ID 629187, 6 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2014/629187
Research Article

Latex Hypersensitivity among Allergic Egyptian Children: Relation to Parental/Self Reports

Pediatric Allergy and Immunology Unit, Children’s Hospital, Faculty of Medicine, Ain Shams University, Cairo, Egypt

Received 30 August 2014; Accepted 23 October 2014; Published 17 November 2014

Academic Editor: Hisako Matsumoto

Copyright © 2014 Zeinab A. El-Sayed et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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