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PT Pollyanna, Med Geek, GNiece of Nuremberg Nazi prosecutor, hopeful realist, Truth seeker, lie corrector & an occasional compilation of juxtapositions.
Aug 1, 2018 9 tweets 7 min read
Dr L in the buzzfeed article says humans make alpha-gal sugar, But, here’s a podcast & transcript w/Dr Commins, Prof at UNC Allergy & Immunology who was part of the discovery team in 2009 & is an expert on AG. He says humans don’t make alpha-gal sugar./1… Dr Commins also clarified that the 2009 discovery involved the lone star tick but that it can be caused by other ticks. His research is ongoing. I disagree w/him on 2 things:
1) I Do think anyone w/a tick bite should be tested for the allergy apprx 6 weeks after the bite.