- Melody C Carter,
- Karina N Ruiz-Esteves,
- Lisa Workman,
- Philip Lieberman,
- Thomas A E Platts-Mills,
- Dean D Metcalfe
Allergy 2017 Nov 21. Epub 2017 Nov 21.
Laboratory of Allergic Diseases, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD, USA.
IgE antibodies (Ab) specific to galactose-α-1,3-galactose (alpha-gal) are responsible for a delayed form of anaphylaxis that occurs 3 to 6 hours after red meat ingestion. In a unique prospective study of seventy participants referred with a diagnosis of idiopathic anaphylaxis (IA), six (9%) were found to have IgE to alpha-gal. Upon institution of a diet free of red meat, all patients had no further episodes of anaphylaxis. Read More