Alpha-gal anaphylaxis: The first case report in Italy

Ambra Marianna Calamari, M. Poppa, D. Villalta, V. Pravettoni

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Abstract

We report the case of a 55-year-old man who went into anaphylactic shock six hours after eating a meal containing meat. He reported having had several tick bites in months before the reaction. The serum specific IgE showed strong positivity to alpha-gal. This is clearly alpha-gal anaphylaxis with delayed onset after meat ingestion caused by tick bite, confirmed by alpha-gal IgE positivity.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)161-162
Number of pages2
JournalEuropean Annals of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
Volume47
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - Sep 1 2015

Keywords

  • 3-galactose (alpha-gal)
  • Delayed anaphylaxis
  • Food allergy
  • Galactose-alpha-1
  • Red meat

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Immunology and Allergy
  • Medicine(all)

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