Dr. Debendra Pattanaik, and associate professor of medicine at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, headed up the study. He says a bite from the Lone Star Tick can cause people to become more sensitive to a carbohydrate called alpha-gal.
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Deer ticks are scary enough. Now, scientists have linked bites from the lone star tick to about one-third of all potentially life-threatening allergic reactions around Tennessee. A lone star tick bite can cause a severe immune system response to red meat — such as beef, pork and lamb — said study lead author Dr. Debendra… Read More
A new study in the Annals of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology suggests that a meat allergy caused by ticks may be more common than previously known, and that this tick-induced allergy could explain some previously unexplained cases of severe allergic reactions. Study author Jay Lieberman, M.D., associate professor at the University of Tennessee Health Science… Read More
Obese girls may face a significantly higher risk for developing allergies, a new study suggests…Dr. Jay Lieberman, an assistant professor of pediatrics with the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, and LeBonheur Children’s Hospital in Memphis, agreed.