Nonanaphylactic Variant of Alpha-Gal Syndrome as an Etiology for Chronic Gastrointestinal Symptoms in Children.
We report 3 pediatric patients who presented with only nonanaphylactic symptoms of alpha-gal syndrome. This report highlights the necessity of not discounting alpha-gal syndrome from a differential diagnosis for patients with recurrent gastrointestinal distress and emesis after consuming mammalian meat, even in the absence of an anaphylactic reaction.
The Journal of pediatrics
Animals; Humans; Child; Tick Bites; Immunoglobulin E; Food Hypersensitivity; Anaphylaxis; Mammals
abdominal pain; tick bite
Glynn D, Halma J, Welch H, Shakhnovich V, Friesen C. Nonanaphylactic Variant of Alpha-Gal Syndrome as an Etiology for Chronic Gastrointestinal Symptoms in Children. J Pediatr. 2023;259:113486. doi:10.1016/j.jpeds.2023.113486