PMID: 2980167Apr 1, 1988Paper

Allergens of non-biting midges (Diptera: Chironomidae): a systematic survey of chironomid haemoglobins

Medical and Veterinary Entomology
P S Cranston


Various genera of non-biting midges (Diptera: Chironomidae) possess haemoglobins in larvae and adults. For certain species, these haemoglobins have been implicated in human allergic disease in several countries. The present study confirms and extends observations that haemoglobin is present in many species of Chironomidae, establishes that it is retained from the larval to the adult stage and shows that haemoglobin persists both in live and in dead dry flies. Previous suggestions that Chironomidae should be seen as important environmental and occupational allergens are clearly substantiated.


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