Immunogenicity and allergenicity of Culicoides imicola (Diptera: Ceratopogonidae) extracts.

  title={Immunogenicity and allergenicity of Culicoides imicola (Diptera: Ceratopogonidae) extracts.},
  author={Hanna Ungar-Waron and Yehuda Braverman and Anita Gluckman and Zeev Trainin},
  journal={Zentralblatt fur Veterinarmedizin. Reihe B. Journal of veterinary medicine. Series B},
  volume={37 1},
Summer seasonal recurrent dermatitis (SSRD) or "sweet itch" is a seasonally occurring allergic dermatitis of horses provoked by biting midges. The allergic skin reactions have been attributed to allergens present in various Culicoides species. C. imicola is the suspected etiological agent of SSRD in Israel. Whole body extracts of this midge induced hypersensitivity reactions upon injection into susceptible horses and in this study attempts were made to define components of C. imicola which have… CONTINUE READING