Exposure and sensitization to dust mite allergens among asthmatic children in São Paulo, Brazil.

A group of 20 mite allergic asthmatic children aged 6-12 years old, living in São Paulo, Brazil, was studied regarding their degree of sensitization to house dust mites and exposure to mite allergens in their homes. In 18 out of 20 houses at least one dust sample was obtained which contained greater than 10 micrograms Der p I/g of dust. The highest levels… (More)