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Mite Species Found in House Dust in Houses in Bursa
1 Uludağ Üniversitesi Veteriner Fakültesi, Parazitoloji Anabilim Dalı, Bursa  
2 Uludağ Üniversitesi, Veteriner Fakültesi, Parazitoloji Anabilim Dalı, Bursa  
Turkiye Parazitol Derg 2005; 29: 185-187

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Key Words: House dust, mites, prevalence, Bursa
Abstract

 Sixty four samples of house dust were examined in order to detect the prevalence of the mite species and to identity them in houses in Bursa. Thirty two houses with or without central heating system were included in the study. A total of 22 (34.38%) houses were found to be infested with house dust mites. The rate of infestation was 18.75% and 50.00% in the houses with and without central heating system, respectively. The mite species and their prevalence were as follows: 58.34% Dermatophagoides pteronyssinus, 16.67%, Glycophagus domesticus 12.50% Dermatophagoides spp., 4.16% D. farinae, 4.16% Tyrophagus spp. and 4.16% unidentified Acarid species. 

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