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To the subclass Acari (mite) belonging superfamily of the Tyroglyphoidea (storage mites), which feed on moulds.
To this belong:
- Flour mite (Acarus siro L.)
- House mite (Glycyphagus domesticus)
- Plum mite (Glycyphagus cadaverum)
- Fig mite
- Cheese mite (Tyroglyphus casei L.) and others
About 150 species of mites are known worldwide.
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Remember! Minor medical importance!
Triggering of allergic reactions of the immediate type such as bronchial asthma, allergic rhinitis and allergic conjunctivitis (see allergy). Triggering of contact eczema and acrodermatitis (Castellani described acarodermatitis with "copra eczema" as early as 1912). Among the most studied and respiratory allergenic species are Blomia tropicalis (tropical and subtropical countries) and Lepidoglyphus destructor, which is important in agriculture.
Other historical names: cheese dermatitis, dried fruit dermatitis.
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- Klimek L (2018) Skin dust and storage mites. Skin 01: 11-14
- Lustgraaf B, Rijckaert van de G, Linsekens HF (1978) Ecology of house dust allergens. Allergology 1: 64-73
Incoming links (1)Mites;
Outgoing links (7)Allergic rhinitis; Allergy (overview); Atopy patch test; House dust mite allergy; Intracutaneous test; Pricktest; Rast;
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