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dermatitis, coryza, and malaise seen in handlers of raw vanilla, due to the mite Acarus siro.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.
1. Symptoms of irritation of the skin, nasal mucous membrane, and conjunctiva from which those who work with vanilla sometimes suffer.
2. Infestation of the skin by sarcoptiform mites found in vanilla pods.
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Irritation of the skin, mucous membranes, and conjunctiva sometimes experienced by workers handling raw vanilla. It is caused by a mite.
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