Card image cap
Alpha-gal syndrome from tick bites helpful against wasp venom

Tick-bitten patients with alpha-gal syndrome (AGS) were also sensitised to wasp venom, according to the findings of a recent study, published in Clinical and Translational Allergy. The researchers said that they examined 136 Swedish patients with AGS, among which  73 (53.7%) had IgE reactivity against wasp venom with a median IgE level of 0.54 kUA/L. The team also observed that median tick-specific IgE levels appeared significantly higher among wasp-sensitised vs. non-sensitized patients with AGS. They also highlighted the need to spend more time outdoors, as people who do have a higher risk of having higher levels of [alpha-gal] due to multiple tick bites, as well as of wasp sensitization.

Content by Future Medicine

Disclaimer :
The author(s)' thoughts and opinions in this article are their own and do not necessarily reflect DocMode's viewpoint. The article is in no way created or edited by DocMode.

Supported by Koye Pharmaceuticals

Submit a Comment