Cockroaches in relation to bronchial asthma in the Durban area.

  title={Cockroaches in relation to bronchial asthma in the Durban area.},
  author={B N Fraser},
  journal={South African medical journal = Suid-Afrikaanse tydskrif vir geneeskunde},
  volume={55 16},
  • B N Fraser
  • Published 1979 in
    South African medical journal = Suid-Afrikaanse…
Thirty patients from the White and Coloured asthma clinics were subjected to skin prick tests with various antigens. Although the house-dust mite was found to be the main offender, 9 of the 30 patients showed a significant reaction to cockroach antigen. It is felt that cockroaches play a role in the pathogenesis of asthma in the Durban area and that this fact should be considered in desensitization programmes. 

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