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HOUSE DUST MITE ALLERGY:
IMPRESSIVE FIGURES

1 in every 2 cases of allergic rhinitis is due to house dust mites1.

 

House dust mite allergy is the leading respiratory allergy in Europe2.

 

There are 50,000 species of house dust mite worldwide – 8 of them are responsible for allergies.

 

dust allergy in children1 gram of dust houses 2,000 house dust mites!

 

A mattress can contain 1.5 million house dust mites!

 

30% of people with allergic rhinitis also have asthma3.

 

Over 80% of patients report that their allergic rhinitis symptoms have a significant impact on their daily activities.

 

20% of patients with allergic rhinitis are not satisfied with their current symptomatic treatment 4.

 

33% of patients with respiratory allergies never receive a specific diagnosis, making optimal treatment and management not possible 5.

 

32% of patients with a new diagnosis of allergic rhinitis want to be cured from their allergy besides symptomatic relief 6.

 

 


[1] Bauchau V, Durham SR. Prevalence and rate of diagnosis of allergic rhinitis in Europe. Eur Respir J. 2004 Nov;24(5):758-64.
[2] Bousquet J, et al. Geographical variation in the prevalence of positive skin tests to environmental aeroallergens in the European Community Respiratory Health Survey. Allergy 2007: 62: 301–309.
[3] Canonica GW, et al. Allergy 2007:62(S85):17-25.
[4] Bousquet J, et al. J Allergy Clin Immunol 2009;124:428-33.
[5] Chivato T, et al. J Investig Allergol Clin Immunol 2012;22(3):168-79.
[6] Hellings PW, et al. Clin Transl Allergy 2012;2:9.