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House Dust Mites from Public Health’s Perspective


The prevalence of allergic diseases has been increasing steadily worldwide and public health is seriously affected. House dust mites are considered as the most important source of indoor allergens associated with the allergic diseases. House dust mites, the most common species Dermatophagoides pteronyssinus ve Dermatophagoides farinae, can be found in every environment where has optimum conditions, especially bed and sitting rooms. The purpose of this review, is to present some knowledge with public health perspective about the mites frequencies in our country and which measures must be taken to avoid from them by via of the examples from studies related to house dust mites performed in various regions of Turkey. It is clear that the protective measures are the most important step in the treatment of house dust mite allergies. The risk of sensitization to allergic diseases and symptoms result from house dust mites can be reduced if preventive measures to decrease this exposure is used manner effectively.

Key words: House Dust Mites, Allergic Diseases, Public Health

Article Language: Turkish English

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