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Allergy Asthma Clin Immunol. 2005 Jun 15;1(2):58-9. doi: 10.1186/1710-1492-1-2-58. Epub 2005 Jun 15.

Fishing for allergens: bloodworm-induced asthma.

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  • 1Division of Clinical Immunology and Allergy, McGill University Health Centre, Montreal, Quebec; John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford, UK.

Abstract

Hypersensitivity to bloodworms (chironomid larvae) leading to asthma and other related allergic disorders is becoming common in individuals who keep or work with fish due to the increased use of bloodworms as fish food or bait.

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