Authors: Solarz K.

Title: Some species of mites (Acari) from house dust in Upper Silesia (Poland)

Source: Acta Zoologica Cracoviensia
year: 2000, vol: 43, number: 3-4, pages: 241-259
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Keywords: ACARI, PYROGLYPHIDAE, DERMATOPHAGOIDES, EUROGLYPHUS, DUST, ALLERGY, MITE, POLAND, UPPER SILESIA

Discipline: ZOOLOGY

Language: ENGLISH

Document type: ARTICLE

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K. Solarz, Department of Biology and Parasitology, Silesian Medical Academy, ul. Medykow 18, 40-752 Katowice, Poland, E-mail: solarz@slam.katowice.pl

Abstract: A survey was made of house dust mites from dwellings, hospitals and some public utilities (libraries, research laboratories) in several Upper Silesian towns. More than 30 mite species were found of which the most abundant and common were pyroglyphids, Dermatophagoides farinae and D. pteronyssinus. The majority of mites (97.65%) were found in samples from dwellings, especially in dust from upholstery furniture, couches, sofas and beds.

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