Mites and house-dust allergy in bronchial asthma.

@article{Maunsell1968MitesAH,
  title={Mites and house-dust allergy in bronchial asthma.},
  author={Kate Maunsell and Darren Wraith and A. M. Cunnington},
  journal={Lancet},
  year={1968},
  volume={1 7555},
  pages={
          1267-70
        }
}
Abstract The mites in a large number of dust samples from houses of patients with bronchial asthma were identified and counted: the most common species was Dermatophagoides pteronyssinus, and it was particularly abundant in mattress dust. 94% of the house-dust-sensitive patients gave skin reactions to D. pteronyssinus extracts and, to a lesser extent, to extracts of other species. Asthma patients who were negative to house dust were negative to D. pteronyssinus. Threshold dilutions giving… CONTINUE READING
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