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 interviewed about tick borne meat allergy (Links to an external site)
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. […]
Maya Jerath, MD, PhD interviewed about alpha-gal syndrome (Links to an external site)
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 […]
Welcome, Khaled Abdel-Hamid, MD, PhD
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. […]
H James Wedner Symposium a success!
On Thursday, May 19, 2022 The Division of Allergy & Immunology in The John T Milliken Department of Medicine at Washington University in St Louis proudly hosted the H James Wedner Symposium. H. James Wedner was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in 1941. He received B.A. in Zoology from Cornell University in 1963 and his M.D. […]
Dr. H. James and Patricia M Wedner Endowed Fellow Fund
Pat and I have a strong belief that philanthropy is an important part of our financial planning. It is an opportunity to give back to or support institutions that have played important parts in our lives. Having been a member of the allergy division for over 50 years (combining my fellowship and faculty appointment), we […]
The germinal centre B cell response to SARS-CoV-2) (Links to an external site)
In this review, Brian Laidlaw and Ali Ellebedy outline our current understanding of the B cell response following SARS-CoV-2 vaccination and discuss approaches to induce long-lived immunity against emerging viral variants.
Maya Jerath, MD, PhD recognized as a Castle Connolly Top Doctor (Links to an external site)
With over 25 years’ experience researching, reviewing and selecting Top Doctors, Castle Connolly is a source you can count on when looking for the best in American medicine. After a doctor is nominated, our physician-led research team begins their work to screen each doctor and confirm whether he or she meets Castle Connolly standards. Castle […]
Brian Laidlaw, PhD awarded prestigious grant from the National Institute of Health (Links to an external site)
Laidlaw, an assistant professor of medicine in the Division of Allergy and Immunology in the Department of Medicine, received an NIH New Innovator Award, which supports unusually innovative research from early-career investigators who are within 10 years of their final degrees or clinical residencies. The award provides $300,000 per year in direct funding for five […]
Tiffany Dy, MD chairs Clinical Allergy for the Practicing Physician 2021 (Links to an external site)
The Clinical Allergy for the Practicing Physician 2021 activity is planned and designed interprofessionally by physicians, nurses and pharmacists. This live half day webinar is designed for allergists, immunologists, otolaryngologists, pulmonologists, primary care and family practice physicians, pediatricians, internists, nurse practitioners, nurses, physician assistants and all healthcare professionals who care for patients with allergic and […]