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Mite allergy in Nigerians: Studies on house dust mites in houses of allergic patients in Lagos

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Mite composition of samples of house dusts of atopic Nigerian patients were analysed. Out of a total of 263 mites isolated, 10 different species, all of which are being documented for the first time in Nigeria have emerged. The result of this analysis was correlated with provocative allergic skin tests performed on these patients using allergenic reagents. The role of Dermatophagoides species and Blomia tropicalis in the atopic Nigerian patient is defined while the immunological, clinical and therapeutic implications are discussed.

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Somorin, A.O., Hunponu-Wusu, O.O., Mumcuoglu, Y. et al. Mite allergy in Nigerians: Studies on house dust mites in houses of allergic patients in Lagos. I.J.M.S. 147, 26 (1978). https://doi.org/10.1007/BF02939363

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Keywords

  • Asthma
  • Rhinitis
  • House Dust
  • House Dust Mite
  • Mite Population