Dust mite species and allergen concentrations in beds of individuals belonging to different urban socioeconomic groups in Brazil.

Abstract

BACKGROUND Dermatophagoides pteronyssinus, Dermatophagoides farinae and Blomia tropicalis dust mites are among the most important agents of hypersensitivity reactions in human beings. However, a role of other mites in the etiology of these reactions has not yet been excluded. OBJECTIVES To investigate the nature of the dust mite fauna and the presence of… (More)

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