Mite allergy in the tropics: sensitization to six domestic mite species in Cartagena, Colombia.

@article{Puerta1993MiteAI,
  title={Mite allergy in the tropics: sensitization to six domestic mite species in Cartagena, Colombia.},
  author={L. Puerta and E Fern{\'a}ndez-Caldas and Richard Funk Lockey and Luis Caraballo},
  journal={Journal of investigational allergology & clinical immunology},
  year={1993},
  volume={3 4},
  pages={198-204}
}
Sensitization to the domestic mites Blomia tropicalis, Chortoglyphus arcuatus, Lepidoglyphus destructor and Aleuroglyphus ovatus was investigated in 77 subjects with clinical symptoms of asthma and/or allergic rhinitis and a positive skin prick test (wheal > or = 3 mm) to Dermatophagoides pteronyssinus and/or D. farinae. Seventy patients were skin test-positive to D. pteronyssinus and 73 to D. farinae. Serum samples from 29 nonallergic, skin test-negative individuals were used as negative… CONTINUE READING

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