Bronchial Asthma Caused by the Trickling Sewage Filter Fly (Psychoda): Inhalant Insect Allergy

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ALLERGIC sensitivity to the emanations of various insects (mayfly, caddis fly, moths and butterflies, etc.) have been reported. The trickling sewage filter fly (Psychoda spp.) can now be added to the list of such insects causing inhalant bronchial asthma.

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ORDMAN, D. Bronchial Asthma Caused by the Trickling Sewage Filter Fly (Psychoda): Inhalant Insect Allergy. Nature 157, 441 (1946) doi:10.1038/157441c0

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