Epidemiology of allergic occupational diseases induced by Tetranychus urticae in greenhouse and open‐field farmers living in a temperate climate area

@article{Astarita2001EpidemiologyOA,
  title={Epidemiology of allergic occupational diseases induced by Tetranychus urticae in greenhouse and open‐field farmers living in a temperate climate area},
  author={Corrado Astarita and Domenico Gargano and Francesco Manguso and C. Romano and D. Montanaro and F. Pezzuto and S. Bonini and Paolo Altucci and Gabriella Abbate},
  journal={Allergy},
  year={2001},
  volume={56}
}
Background: The role of Tetranychus urticae (TU) as an occupational allergen has thus far been investigated only in selected farmer samples. 
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