Alpha-Gal-assoziierte verzögerte Anaphylaxie gegen rotes Fleisch als Berufskrankheit

Translated title of the contribution: Alpha-Gal-associated delayed red meat anaphylaxis as an occupational disease

W Anemüller, M Mohr, R Brans, A Homann, U Jappe


In a 30-year-old chef with recurrent delayed angioedema history as well as the experimental detection of IgE antibodies against galactose-alpha-(1,3)-galactose (alpha-Gal) pointed to alpha-Gal as the causative agent. The diagnosis, therefore, was delayed anaphylaxis due to alpha-Gal. Because of the potential relationship to his profession, we submitted a dermatologist's report BK 5101 to the liability and insurance association, whereupon his contract of employment was terminated without notice. As a consequence, we reported an occupational disease. This case demonstrates an underdiagnosed, potentially life-threatening allergy to the disaccharide alpha-Gal in red meat as an occupational disease.

Translated title of the contributionAlpha-Gal-associated delayed red meat anaphylaxis as an occupational disease
Original languageGerman
Issue number10
Pages (from-to)848-852
Number of pages5
Publication statusPublished - 2018


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