house dust mite

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house dust mite

Dermatophagoides farinae, D pteronyssoides A mite that feeds on household detritus, which is often highly allergenic; exposure to HDMs can be measured by RAST
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In addition, the phase II studies are now completed, with its four leading allergy T-cell vaccines for cat, grass, house dustmite and ragweed.
WHAT YOU CAN DO: Droppings from house dustmites are thought to trigger eczema in many sufferers.
Experts believe the increase in incidence is due to improved hygiene with less exposure to bacteria and infections at an early age, and to an increased level of house dustmites caused by fitted carpets, soft furnishings, central heating and double glazing.