John Libbey Eurotext

Médecine thérapeutique / Pédiatrie


Allergies to insects: from Hymenoptera to mosquitoes and ladybugs… By way of entomophagy Volume 20, issue 2, Avril-Mai-Juin 2017


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This review addresses the main clinical, diagnostic and therapeutic aspects of insect allergies. The symptoms vary from pruritus (mosquitoes) to anaphylaxis (bees and wasps). Each hymenoptera, diptera (mosquitoes, flies, flies, mudworms), beetle (Asian ladybirds, flour worms), hemiptera, lepidoptera, apteroptera, orthoptera, special mites Augustats, ticks, spider mites). A foreseeable allergic risk is linked to the availability of “new foods” due to the increase of the world population and the decrease in food resources.