Agent Name

Spider mites

Major Category

Biological Agents

Synonyms

Red spider mite

Category

Insect-Derived Allergens

Comments

Occupational asthma reported in farmers and greenhouse workers (Tetranychus urticae), citrus farmers (Panonychus citri), vine growers (McDaniel spider mite), and horticulturists (Amblyseius cucumeris); [Malo] The red spider mite is common in fruit trees, greenhouse flowers, and other plants. Like common house mites, red spider mites are respiratory allergens. See the reference, "Comparative allergenic study of Tetranychus urticae from different sources."

Reference Link

Farm workers' occupational allergy to Tetranychus urticae: clinical and immunologic aspects

Exposure Assessment
Reference Link

Comparative allergenic study of Tetranychus urticae from different sources

Adverse Effects
Asthma

Yes

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