Meat Allergy/alpha-gal

06 May 2015

Meat Allergy/alpha-gal  

Meat allergy caused by lone star tick bite.  

The tick's saliva triggers immune response to a carbohydrate, alpha-gal, found in red meat.

Symptoms: Develop 3-4 hours after exposure. Anaphylaxis.

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