Identification of IgE-binding components of citrus red mite in sera of patients with citrus red mite-induced asthma.


BACKGROUND Our previous investigations demonstrated that citrus red mite (CRM) antigen could cause IgE-mediated bronchoconstriction in exposed farmers working on citrus farms. OBJECTIVE This study was performed to confirm IgE-binding components and major allergens within the CRM antigens. METHODS Ten subjects who had been diagnosed as having CRM-induced… (More)


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