Congratulations to Leyao Wang, PhD, MPH on her promotion to Assistant Professor of Medicine effective July 1, 2022.
A red meat allergy is on the rise in the St. Louis region as tick season becomes longer and hotter in the Midwest. Doctors say more people in the area are being diagnosed with “alpha-gal” syndrome, which can cause a severe allergic reaction to red meat.
Maya Jerath, MD, PhD sits down with local news outlet KMOV 4 to talk about Lone star ticks and Alpha-gal syndrome (AGS). According to the CDC, “Alpha-gal syndrome (AGS) (also called alpha-gal allergy, red meat allergy, or tick bite meat allergy) is a serious, potentially life-threatening allergic reaction. AGS is not caused by an infection. […]
Tick bites can spread many diseases. One species, in particular, is known as the “lone star” tick. It’s becoming more known in the region and can cause a red meat allergy called alpha-gal syndrome, or AGS for short. Dr. Maya Jerath, a Washington University allergist, said this disease is commonly misdiagnosed but more cases are […]
The Division of Allergy & Immunology proudly welcomes Khaled Abdel-Hamid, MD, PhD as Assistant Professor of Medicine. Dr. Hamid will be joining the division’s faculty on August 1, 2022. Dr. Hamid earned his medical degree at Cairo University in Cairo, Egypt before pursuing a PhD in physiology at University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada. […]