Alpha-Gal Syndrome Resources

Alpha-gal Syndrome is a condition where a person has been bitten by a tick. The tick passes on a carbohydrate called galactose-alpha-1,3-galactose (also known as alpha-gal).

This carbohydrate causes an immune reaction to make IgE antibodies. This is an unusual allergic syndrome as it is caused by a carbohydrate and not an allergenic protein.

I have put together some more comprehensive resources at

The allergy resources page for Alpha-gal Syndrome covers the key allergens and other foods which are commonly associated with this allergic syndrome.

There is also regularly updated links to useful websites specifically for Alpha-gal Syndrome and the latest research papers on the topic.

If you have multiple allergies and are interested in how they are linked or want to find out more about food allergies outside the usual top 14 then you can follow me on Facebook or Twitter, where I share a food allergy card every day of the week.

Published by Jemma D

I love to write about food allergies, asthma and eczema.

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