Vanderbilt Asthma, Sinus, Allergy Program sees uptick in alpha-gal syndrome
Mar. 31, 2016—Vanderbilt’s Asthma, Sinus, and Allergy Program has seen an increase in the number of patients being treated for alpha-gal syndrome, commonly known as the red meat allergy linked to tick bites.
Red meat allergies likely result of lone star tick
Feb. 20, 2014—Tennessee, North Carolina and Virginia Seeing Numerous Cases Lone star tick bites are likely the cause of thousands of cases of severe red meat allergies that are plaguing patients in Southeastern states including Tennessee, North Carolina and Virginia and spreading up the Eastern Seaboard along with the deer population. Vanderbilt’s Asthma, Sinus and Allergy Program...
Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt offers tips on tick and mosquito bite prevention
Jul. 1, 2013—Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt pediatricians want children and parents to be aware of the dangers of tick-borne illnesses and other insect-related infections.
Doctors see rise in tick-borne illnesses and other insect-related infections
Jul. 30, 2012—Hot and humid temperatures across the Southeast may have people feeling lethargic, but conditions are perfect for active ticks and mosquitos. Insects are out in abundance and reaping the benefits from a mild winter and an early spring. As a result, pediatricians with the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt are experiencing a significant...