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An unusual case of positive sIgE to Galactose-alpha-1,3-galactose from South Italy


C.G. Uasuf1 cuasuf@gmail.com, A. Torina2, V. Ferrantelli3, I. Brusca4

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https://doi.org/10.23822/EurAnnACI.1764-1489.25

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Summary
We report the case of a 38-year-old man who was bitten several times during his life by a tick. He didn't report any previous history of anaphylaxis after the ingestion of red meat. The serum specific IgE showed positivity to alpha-Gal. The proximity of the bits didn't increase the titer of IgE antibodies to alpha-gal. We could hypothesize that the frequency of the exposure to the tick Corresponding author bites and the amount of tick bites during his lifetime induced a sort of tolerance in this patient.

Key words
sIgE to alpha-Gal; delayed food anaphylaxis; tick bit; basophil activation test; hunter

Cite this article as:
Uasuf CG et al. An unusual case of positive sIgE to Galactose-alpha-1,3-galactose from South Italy. Eur Ann Allergy Clin Immunol. 2018;50(1):45-47. doi:10.23822/EurAnnACI.1764-1489.25

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