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Table 1 Investigations performed in this patient with anaphylaxis after pelvic examination

From: Severe anaphylaxis after pelvic examination: a case report of dual latex and chlorhexidine allergies

Skin prick testa Prick-to-prick testb Specific IgEc
Chlorhexidine digluconate (0.002 mg/mL): 7 × 7 mm with flare Longan: 9 × 5 mm with flare
Jackfruit: 7 × 7 mm with flare
Latex: 45.90 kAU/L
rHev b 1: 1.79 kAU/L
K-Y jelly: negative Cultivated banana: 4 × 3 mm with flare rHev b 3: 0.32 kAU/L
Positive control: 8 × 8 mm with flare Cavendish banana: 7 × 6 mm with flare rHev b 5: 41.5 kAU/L
Negative control: negative Avocado: 6 × 5 mm with flare
Kiwi: 6 × 5 mm with flare
Chestnut: negative
rHev b 6.02: 32.1 kAU/L
rHev b 8: 0 kAU/L
rHev b 11: 2.96 kAU/L
  1. IgE immunoglobulin E, rHev b recombinant Hevea brasiliensis allergen, kAU/L kilo allergy unit per liter, K-Y jelly water-based, water-soluble personal lubricant, Johnson & Johnson
  2. aNormal saline and histamine (10 mg/mL) were used as negative and positive controls, respectively. We did not perform a latex skin test due to unavailability of a standard solution
  3. bPrick-to-prick test by using fresh fruit
  4. cSolid-phase immunoassay: ImmunoCAP