Miller moth asthma

Authors

  • W. W. STORMS,

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    1. Allergy Associates, P.C., Colorado Springs, Colorado, and The Department of Pathology, Penrose Hospital, Colorado Springs, Colorado, U.S.A.
      Dr William W. Storms, Allergy Associates, P.C., 2709 N. Tejon Street, Colorado Springs, CO 80907, U.S.A.
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  • C. BERRY,

    1. Allergy Associates, P.C., Colorado Springs, Colorado, and The Department of Pathology, Penrose Hospital, Colorado Springs, Colorado, U.S.A.
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  • W. WITHEE

    1. Allergy Associates, P.C., Colorado Springs, Colorado, and The Department of Pathology, Penrose Hospital, Colorado Springs, Colorado, U.S.A.
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Dr William W. Storms, Allergy Associates, P.C., 2709 N. Tejon Street, Colorado Springs, CO 80907, U.S.A.

Summary

The characteristics of the allergen producing asthma caused by inhaled miller moth particles were investigated by skin testing and by Sephadex fractionation. No major difference in skin test reactivity was found between the wings and the bodies of the moths. Two fractions of the moth extracts were found to contain allergic reactivity. The importance of detailed history-taking in order to discover such causes of asthma is stressed.

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