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Med J Aust. 2009 May 4;190(9):510-1.

An association between tick bite reactions and red meat allergy in humans.

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  • 1Royal North Shore Hospital, Sydney, NSW, Australia. sfernando@nsccahs.health.nsw.gov.au


Twenty-five patients living in a tick-endemic region of Sydney, New South Wales developed red meat allergy after experiencing large local reactions to tick bites. This represents a potentially novel cross-reaction between an arthropod and a food protein. (MJA 2009; 190: 510-511).

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