E-ISSN 2146-3077
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House Dust Mite in Kutahya, Turkey
1 Erciyes Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi, Tıbbi Biyoloji Anabilim Dalı, Kayseri, Türkiye  
2 Dumlupınar Üniversitesi Eğitim Araştırma ve Uygulama Hastanesi, Çanakkele  
Turkiye Parazitol Derg 2005; 29: 110-115

Key Words: House dust mite, D.pteronyssinus, A.siro, .destructor, G.domesticus, T.putrescentiae, Cheyletus spp.
Abstract

The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence and species of house dust mites (HDM) in Kutahya (Turkey). The prevalence of house dust mites (HDM) was found to be 18.05%. The following species were identified: Tyrophagus putrescentiae, (43.96%), Dermatophagoides pteronyssinus (31.03%), Acarus siro (13.79%), Lepidoglyphus destructor (1.72%), Glycphagus domesticus (2.58%) and Cheyletus spp. (1.72%). HDM were found from April to October and a high rate, from April to June. A very high rate of Dermatophagoides pteronyssinus was found in August and of Tyrophagus putrescentiae and Acarus siro in July. The number of collected HDM was high in July. The amount of HDM per gram was determined to be 0.13. 

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