First report on sensitization to allergens of a house dust mite, Suidasia pontifica (Acari: Saproglyphidae)

A. Mariana, T. M. Ho, Balwant Singh Gendeh, H. Iskandar, M. Zainuldin-Taib

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A species of house dust mite, Suidasia pontifica, was recently shown to produce allergens affecting man. The species may be as important as other allergen producing mite in sensitization and causing allergic symptoms in Malaysians. Surveys conducted demonstrated that 80% of the houses surveyed were positive for this mite with densities ranged from 2 to 50 mites per gram of dust. Colonies of the species has been successfully established and materials from those colonies have been used to produce extracts for studies on sensitization to the mites. A total of 85 suspected allergic rhinitis patients were tested and 74.1% demonstrated positive reactions. Extract of this mite should be considered for routine diagnostic testing and possible immunotherapy.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)722-723
Number of pages2
JournalSoutheast Asian Journal of Tropical Medicine and Public Health
Volume31
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2000

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First report on sensitization to allergens of a house dust mite, Suidasia pontifica (Acari : Saproglyphidae). / Mariana, A.; Ho, T. M.; Gendeh, Balwant Singh; Iskandar, H.; Zainuldin-Taib, M.

In: Southeast Asian Journal of Tropical Medicine and Public Health, Vol. 31, No. 4, 12.2000, p. 722-723.

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Mariana, A. ; Ho, T. M. ; Gendeh, Balwant Singh ; Iskandar, H. ; Zainuldin-Taib, M. / First report on sensitization to allergens of a house dust mite, Suidasia pontifica (Acari : Saproglyphidae). In: Southeast Asian Journal of Tropical Medicine and Public Health. 2000 ; Vol. 31, No. 4. pp. 722-723.
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