PMID: 6153085Jan 1, 1980Paper

Inhalant allergy due to crickets

The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
A H BagenstoseA P Saaveard-Delgado

Abstract

Two employees developed allergic rhinitis and bronchial asthma which was occupationally related to raising crickets. Skin tests, bronchial challenge, radioallergosorbent test (RAST), in vitro histamine release and a passive transfer test supported the presence of type I hypersensitivity to cricket allergens. Skin tests of other employees and patients of an allergy clinic suggested that cricket emanations are potent allergens.

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