Naphthalene effects on in vitro culture of house dust mite, Dermatophagoides pteronyssinus

세로무늬 먼지진드기의 실험실적 배양에서 나프탈렌의 효과

  • 이선화 (순천향대학교 의과대학 기생충학교실) ;
  • 남해선 (순천향대학교 의과대학 기생충학교실)
  • Published : 2006.08.01


The house dust mites are well known to the most important causative allergens of major allergic diseases like pediatric asthma, allergic rhinitis or atopic dermatitis. This study was done for assessment of naphthalene effect against breeding suppression of the house dust mites. Twenty live adult house dust mites(Dermatophaogoides pteronyssinus) were each inoculated on mixed culture media containing 0 mg (control), 1mg, 2 mg, 3 mg, 5 mg, and 10 mg naphthalene and incubated at $25^{\circ}C$ with a relative humidity of 75%. After 4 weeks mean number of live house dust mites were 191.5, 24.3, 1.3, 1.3, 0, and 0, respectively. Above results showing that the naphthalene can suppress of breeding the house dust mites in vitro.


allergy;house dust mite;naphthalene;breeding suppression