Støvmideallergener og mideallergi i københavnske boliger. En tvaersnitsundersøgelse.

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The aim of the study was to investigate the influence of various environmental factors on occurrence of house dust mite allergens and the influence of allergen exposure on mite allergy. Ninety-two persons from a population study filled in a questionnaire, were skin prick and lung function tested and dust samples were collected from their mattresses for analyses. Two out of five patients with asthma had a positive skin reaction to house dust mite allergen in contrast to five out of 87 non-asthmatics. Fifty-nine per cent of the dust samples contained (group 1) mite allergen > 2 micrograms/g dust. Such mattresses were older (median 7 years, range 1-22) than mattresses with less allergen (median 4 years, range 1-20). In the six bedrooms reported to be humid or mouldy, mattresses contained high concentration of mite allergens. No other parameter investigated could predict the allergen contents. In almost all cases dust analyses are crucial to be able to advise patients with house dust mite allergy.

Bidragets oversatte titelHouse dust mite allergens and mite allergy in Copenhagen dwellings. A cross-sectional study
TidsskriftUgeskrift for Laeger
Udgave nummer4
Sider (fra-til)419-423
Antal sider5
StatusUdgivet - 25 jan. 1999

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