3000 Military Recruits in the United States Tested for Alpha-gal IgE
The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology: In Practice (Ailsworth SM., et al.) 10.31.2023, published “Alpha-gal IgE Prevalence Patterns in the United States: An Investigation of 3000 Military Recruits”. This article investigates Alpha-gal syndrome (AGS), an allergy to mammalian meat, particularly associated with bites from lone star ticks (Amblyomma americanum). The study involved analyzing serum samples from military personnel in the central/eastern US to explore alpha-gal IgE prevalence, regional patterns, and risk factors. Results showed a 6.0% prevalence, with higher rates in states like Arkansas, Oklahoma, and Missouri.
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