Search This Blog

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Preliminary evidence of bed bug allergy

An interesting Letter to the Editor in this month’s issue reports findings from a small study by Price et al (J Allergy Clin Immunol 2012;129:863-865.e2) on IgE levels in individuals that have been bitten by bed bugs. The authors developed an assay to detect specific IgE against whole bed bug (Cimex lectularius) extract as well as against a bed bug salivary protein, nitrophorin (cNP). Out of 30 subjects enrolled, greater than 50% had specific IgE to whole extract and 30% had specific IgE to both whole extract and cNP. Subjects with whole extract IgE only also had dust mite and cockroach specific IgE, which was partially cross-reactive in their assay.

10 comments:

  1. This comment has been removed by a blog administrator.

    ReplyDelete
  2. Some people have allergy with bedbug bite. The most annoying house bug is bedbug. It is very hard to sleep with them. They will definitely entrap you sweet dream. bed bug proof mattress can protect us from those tiny devils.

    ReplyDelete
  3. This blog Info is fabulous; I must wanna see best more from your writers.how to get rid of bed bugs

    ReplyDelete
  4. This text is really worth everyone’s concentration. It sounds really go0o0d. printed notepads

    ReplyDelete
  5. You have actually made the good points here. I did lots of search on the same topic and didn’t find such informative blog like yours. Dansker & Aspromonte Assoc

    ReplyDelete
  6. Every week-end I used to pay a fast visit this site, because I’d like enjoyment, because this web site conations certainly fussy material.

    ReplyDelete
  7. This comment has been removed by the author.

    ReplyDelete