Korean J Epidemiol.  1997 Dec;19(2):190-199.

Distribution of House Dust Mites in the Bedroom of Patients with Allergic Rhinitis in Pusan Area

  • 1Department of Nursing, Pusan Catholic University, Korea.
  • 2College of Medicine, The Catholic University of Korea, Korea.
  • 3College of Nursing, The Catholic University of Korea, Korea.


This study was conducted to investigate distribution of the house dust mites in the bedroom of allergic rhinitis patients in Pusan. From July to December 1995, 51 dust samples were drawn from the bedroom of the patients by using electronic vaccum cleaner. House dust mites were isolated from 50mg dust by applying the modified wet sieving method. The results were as follows: 1 Out of a total 49 dust samples(96.1%) were isolated house mites. 2 Total 977 mites were collected and identified the most prevalent house mites was Pyroglypidae mite with 92.2%. Among them D.pteronyssinus was predominant species. 3 In 1gm of the house dust, 100-499 mites were found in 17 samples(33.3%), more then 500 mites in 12 samples (23.6%). 4 The density of Pyoglypidae mite was close associated with the month. 5 The density of house dust mite was not affected by the type of house, region and the relative humidity of the bed room


House dust mite; Allergic rhinitis patient; Distribution; Pusan
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