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Mite in the gut??

Discussion in 'Infections: Lyme, Candida, EBV ...' started by Inara, Nov 23, 2018.

  1. Inara

    Inara Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    Hey everybody,

    does anybody know if something like mite in the gut exist? I can't find anything and speculate it doesn't exist.

    It's a passage in an official document by the DRV (DWP in UK), and I'm puzzled. Maybe it's just an error from their side (which I can use :D).
     
  2. Trish

    Trish Moderator Staff Member

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    A quick google search gave me this on Pub Med:
    Presence of commensal house dust mite allergen in human gastrointestinal tract: a potential contributor to intestinal barrier dysfunction.
     
  3. Inara

    Inara Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    Wow, Trish, thanks.

    This is about normal dust mites. In the gut?? How does that work? Dust mites can survive in the gut??
     
  4. MSEsperanza

    MSEsperanza Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    It's not mites, but mites excrements.

    They are in the air

    almost everywhere.
     
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  5. Inara

    Inara Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    Ok, had a second look. Thank you. They detected Der p1 in the gut. Der p1 is a part of the excrements of mite? But they say
    where HDM = house dust mites.
    I am sorry, it's still not clear to me. Is it mites in the gut or their excrements/whatever?
     
  6. Inara

    Inara Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    Yes, I know, I have an allergy. But the gut connection is new to me.
     
  7. Invisible Woman

    Invisible Woman Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    I suspect it might be both the mite and their excrement. Yuck!

    It's almost impossible to avoid either and if one if 'em is getting in there then so is the other. Whether both get through the stomach intact is another question.
     
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  8. Inara

    Inara Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    Ahh, so it's dead mites (i.e. "mites protein") and their excrements in the gut? Still, I find that interesting.
     
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    hinterland Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    Interesting and a bit disgusting, haha!
     
  10. Inara

    Inara Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    Actually, now that you say it explicitly, yes.
     
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  11. Hutan

    Hutan Moderator Staff Member

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    2016, Tulic et al
    That is an interesting paper, thanks Trish.

     
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