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Clinical & Experimental Allergy

Housedust mites (D. pteronyssinus) in pets’beds and their relation to dust allergy



Houses were surveyed by dust sampling to examine the occurrence and significance of storage mites in rural areas in the U.K. As a part of this project pets’beds were sampled, and it was discovered that not only do they contain storage mites, but that in nearly all instances the classical housedust mite (D. pteronyssinus) was present in significant numbers.

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