4/9/2013

U.S. researchers screened 4- to 17-year-olds who reported idiopathic anaphylaxis or urticaria for the presence of immunoglobulin E antibody specific for galactose-α-1,3-galactose and found that 45 of those with delayed anaphylaxis or urticaria had the antibody, which is associated with a response to mammalian meat. Most of these children also had a history of tick bites. The findings appear in the journal Pediatrics.

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