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

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

1 Department of Immunology, Asthma, Allergy & Immunology Research Center, Birjand University of Medical Sciences , Birjand, Iran

3 Department of Marine Biology, Center of Research and studies of O rnamental F ish, University Crusade of Mazandaran, Sari, , Iran

4 edical Student, Asthma, Allergy & Immunology Research Center, Medical School, Birjand University of Medical Sciences , Birjand, Iran

4 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.

ARTICLE INFORMATION

Zahedan Journal of Research in Medical Sciences: 16 (4); 38-40
Published Online: April 24, 2013
Article Type: Short Communication
Received: March 27, 2011
Accepted: July 13, 2011
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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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