AGA: Consider alpha-gal syndrome for unexplained GI symtpms in Lone star tick territory

The AGA has published a new clinical practice update on the diagnosis and management of patients with alpha-gal syndrome, an emerging food allergy that manifests with common gastrointestinal symptoms and is caused by Lone Star tick bites.“We wrote the update to heighten gastroenterologists’ awareness of alpha-gal syndrome,” Sarah K. McGill, MD, MSc, associate professor of gastroenterology and hepatology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and co-author of the update, told Healio. “Patients with alpha-gal syndrome can present with chronic or recurrent GIRead More