Abstract

Background

Spider mites, including Tetranychus urticaePanonychus citri, and Panonychus ulmi, are common pests in gardens, greenhouses, and orchards. Exposure, particularly occupational exposure, to these organisms may lead to the development of respiratory or contact allergies. However, the prevalence of sensitivity to spider mites is unclear.

Methods

We examined the literature to generate an estimate of the global prevalence of allergies to spider mites.

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