Sensitization and exposure to house dust and storage mites in high-altitude areas of ecuador.

@article{Valdivieso2006SensitizationAE,
  title={Sensitization and exposure to house dust and storage mites in high-altitude areas of ecuador.},
  author={Rommel Valdivieso and V{\'i}ctor Iraola and M{\'o}nica Estupi{\~n}{\'a}n and E Fern{\'a}ndez-Caldas},
  journal={Annals of allergy, asthma & immunology : official publication of the American College of Allergy, Asthma, & Immunology},
  year={2006},
  volume={97 4},
  pages={
          532-8
        }
}
BACKGROUND Few studies have addressed exposure and sensitization to mite allergens in Andean countries. OBJECTIVES To identify the main mite species in 3 locations at different altitudes in Ecuador and to verify skin test reactivity to various mite species in allergic individuals in Quito, Ecuador. METHODS Mattress dust samples were collected in Quito (2,800 m above sea level), Cuenca (2,500 m above sea level), and Guayaquil (sea level). Mite species present in the samples were isolated… CONTINUE READING

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