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Mite fauna of house dust of the island of Tenerife

Sanchez-Covisa, A. ; Rodriguez-Rodriguez, J.A. ; De la Torre, F. and Garcia-Robaina, J.C.

1999 - Volume: 40 Issue: 1 pages: 55-58


mite fauna house dust Pyroglyphidae Acaridae Glycyphagidae Chortoglyphidae


In this work we studied the mite faunal composition present in house dust collected in homes of patients with respiratory symptoms in the towns of Santa Cruz and La Laguna, Tenerife (Spain). The frequencies of species occurrence were: Dermatophagoides pteronyssinus (99%), Euroglyphus maynei (23%), Tyrophagus putrescentiae (18%), Dermatophagoides farinae (15%), Blomia tropicalis (13%), Lepidoglyphus destructor (6%), Chortoglyphus arcuatus (5%), Glycyphagus domesticus (<1%), Caloglyphus berlesei (<1%) and Histiostoma feroniarum (<1%).

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1999 Sanchez-Covisa, A.; Rodriguez-Rodriguez, J.A.; De la Torre, F. and Garcia-Robaina, J.C.
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