Factors favoring sensitization to house dust mites (HDM) were studied in a cold, temperate climate in northern Sweden.
Sixty-five children previously found to react positively to a skin prick test (SPT) to HDM were included.
The SPT to HDM was repeated, and serum IgE antibodies to D. pteronyssinus and D. farinae were determined.
HDM, Euroglyphus maynei, Tarsonemus, or storage mites occurred in mattress dust samples from 23 of the 65 homes, and in 10 homes more than 100 HDM/g of mattress dust were found.
Mites were more prevalent in mattress dust from the basement and ground levels than from the upper floors.
Sensitization to HDM was strongly associated with the presence of domestic mites in mattress and floor dust.
Mots-clés Pascal : Appareil respiratoire pathologie, Immunopathologie, Allergie, Epidémiologie, Homme, Enfant, Fonction respiratoire, Poussière maison, Température, Suède, Europe
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Respiratory disease, Immunopathology, Allergy, Epidemiology, Human, Child, Lung function, House dust, Temperature, Sweden, Europe
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