Blomia tropicalis

(blō′mē-ă trop-ĭ-kal′ĭs)

The scientific name for a common house mite found in South and Central America. Allergens derived from this mite cause allergic reactions, including asthma and atopy. It is abbreviated Blot by the World Health Organization.

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