Korean J Dermatol.  1984 Jun;22(3):286-294.

An Ecological Study on the House Dust Mite

Abstract

In this study, the authors attempted to investigate distribution of the house dust mites in Korea on a nationwide scale. Mites were isolated and classified from 211 house dust samples which were collected from 7 urban areas and 3 rural areas. The result were as follows: 1) Nineteen species of mites were identified in this study including 4 new species which were not recorded in Korea. 2) The most frequent house dust mites were Pyroglyphid mites. Among then, Derntatophagoides farinae was found to be dominant species in Korea since this species was more widely distributed and more frequently found than D. pteronyssinus, 3) The occurence rates of Dermatophagoides sp. in the urban areas were higher than that in the rural areas, but vice versa in the occurence rates of other mites accidently found in the dust samples.


MeSH Terms

Dust*
Korea
Mites
Pyroglyphidae*
Dust
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