Dermatophagoides

Dermatophagoides

/Der·ma·toph·a·goi·des/ (der″mah-tof″ah-goi´dēs) a genus of sarcoptiform mites, usually found on the skin of chickens. D. pteronys´simus is the house dust mite, an antigenic species that produces allergic asthma in atopic persons.

Dermatophagoides

[-fagoi′dēz]
Etymology: Gk, derma + phagein, to eat, eidos, form
a genus of household dust mite responsible for allergic reactions in sensitive individuals. Protection against the microscopically small mite includes minimizing dust in the home, especially in the bedroom; encasing pillows and mattresses in allergen-proof coverings; controlling temperature; and keeping humidity below 70%. The mites thrive on skin scales, hair, pet foods, carpets, and bedding, in addition to ordinary house dust.

Dermatophagoides

a genus of mites of the family Epidermoptidae. Includes Dermatophagoides farinae, D. pteronyssinus (housedust mites).
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All dust specimens revealed the presence of the house dust mite, Dermatophagoides pteronyssinus along with a number of other dust mite species.
Studies on mass culture and isolation of Dermatophagoides farinae and some other mites associated with house dust and stored food.
Induction of atopic eczema/dermatitis syndrome-like skin lesions by repeated topical application of a crude extract of Dermatophagoides pteronyssinus in NC/Nga mice.
Dust vacuum samples collected for allergen analysis were analyzed for two dust mite allergens, Dermatophagoides pteronyssinus allergen 1 (Der p 1) and Dermatophagoides farinae allergen 1 (Der f 1), and cockroach allergen Blattella germanica allergen 1 (Bla g 1).
Curcumin inhibition of Dermatophagoides farinea-induced interleuk in-5 (IL-5) and granulocyte macrophage-colony stimulating factor (GM-CSF) production by lymphocytes from bronchial asthmatics.
Acaricidal activity of clove bud oil compounds against Dermatophagoides farinae and Dermatophagoides pteronyssinus (Acari: Pyroglyphidae).
After providing informed consent, all patients underwent skin-prick testing with Dermatophagoides pteronyssinus, Dermatophagoides farinae, and Blomia tropicalis allergens before and after TB treatment.
In Europe, Dermatophagoides farinae 1 (Derf1) is a very common allergen carried by the dust mite Dermatophagoides farinae.
Devices in the Device Subsystem measure the indoor microclimate parameters (volume flow, air velocity, air temperature, relative humidity, dew point temperature, vibration impulse amplitudes (see Figure 5)) and allergens causing allergy in the dwelling (house dust mites and dermatophagoides pteronysinus allergen etc.
Its new standard paediatric investigation plan for allergen products for specific immunotherapy covers medicines for these allergens: a birch tree group: birch, alder, hazel, hornbeam, oak, chestnut, and beech; a grass group: Kentucky bluegrass, timothy, cocksfoot, fescue, sweet vernal, velvet, oat, barley, ryegrass, cultivated rye, wheat; and a mite group: house dust mites dermatophagoides pteronyssinus, and D.
BARAS; Mite allergy is associated with a specific profile of IgG epitopes recognized on antigen p1 of Dermatophagoides pteronyssinus; Clinical & Experimental Allergy; Volume 27 Issue 3, Pages 296-305;2006