Alpha-Gal/Mammalian Meat Allergy

Alpha-Gal/Mammalian Meat Allergy

Since the discovery of a new meat allergy was identified in regions of the country endemic with ticks, many of the allergists have been busy testing and treating patients for this condition. One of our allergists, Dr Erin McGintee, is working with researchers at The University of Virginia School of Medicine gathering data for a large multi-center case series report to increase awareness of a typical signs and symptoms of tick borne illnesses. Patients with suspected alpha-gal allergy should contact our Clinical Research team for referral to one of our allergy specialists.

Since the discovery of a new meat allergy was identified in regions of the country endemic with ticks, many of the allergists have been busy testing and treating patients for this condition. One of our allergists, Dr Erin McGintee, is working with researchers at The University of Virginia School of Medicine gathering data for a large multi-center case series report to increase awareness of a typical signs and symptoms of tick borne illnesses. Patients with suspected alpha-gal allergy should contact our Clinical Research team for referral to one of our allergy specialists.