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American Journal of Medical Case Reports. 2019, 7(1), 13-15
DOI: 10.12691/ajmcr-7-1-4
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Red Meat Allergy Associated with NSTEMI

Hanna M. Crow1, , Tiffany Samples1 and Jane T. Purser2

1Department of Internal Medicine, Oklahoma State University Medical Center, Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA

2Department of Allergy and Immunology, University of Oklahoma, Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA

Pub. Date: January 23, 2019

Cite this paper:
Hanna M. Crow, Tiffany Samples and Jane T. Purser. Red Meat Allergy Associated with NSTEMI. American Journal of Medical Case Reports. 2019; 7(1):13-15. doi: 10.12691/ajmcr-7-1-4

Abstract

Alpha-gal syndrome, also known as mammalian meat allergy, is characterized by a hypersensitivity reaction to galactose-alpha-1,3-galactose. Reactions typically manifest hours after consumption of red meat products such as beef, pork, and lamb. We describe the case of a 64-year-old male resident of rural Oklahoma who presented with anaphylaxis and myocardial infarction. The patient suffered complications that were attributed to porcine-derived heparin in the setting of undiagnosed alpha-gal syndrome. We describe the clinical course of this patient that lead to the diagnosis of alpha-gal syndrome to raise awareness of this disease.

Keywords:
Alpha gal mammalian meat allergy heparin

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