The Level of Mite Dermatophagoides’ Allergens (Der-p 1 and Der-f 1) in Birjand

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avatar Mohammad Fereidouni 1 , * , avatar Farkhondeh Fereidouni 2 , avatar Mehrasa Hadian 3 , avatar Zahra Asghari 4 , avatar S. Masood Zojaji 4

Department of Immunology, Asthma, Allergy & Immunology Research Center, Birjand University of Medical Sciences , Birjand, Iran
Department of Marine Biology, Center of Research and studies of O rnamental F ish, University Crusade of Mazandaran, Sari, , Iran
edical Student, Asthma, Allergy & Immunology Research Center, Medical School, Birjand University of Medical Sciences , Birjand, Iran
Birjand, Iran

how to cite: Fereidouni M , Fereidouni F, Hadian M, Asghari Z, Zojaji S M . The Level of Mite Dermatophagoides’ Allergens (Der-p 1 and Der-f 1) in Birjand. Zahedan J Res Med Sci. 2014;16(4): 38-40.

Abstract

Background: House dust mite allergens especially pyroglyphid species are among the most important indoor allergens and have an important role in development of asthma and allergies.
Materials and Methods: In current study, the level of two main allergens from mites including Der-p1 and Der-f 1 in dust of 28 homes in Birjand city was measured by ELISA method.
Results: All samples were negative for Der-p1. Low leverl of Der-f 1 was detected in one sample. Prevalence of asthma, rhinitis and rhinoconjunctivitis was 2%, 28% and 15% respectively.
Conclusions: The results of this study suggest that House dust mites could not grow in Birjand climate.

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