ID Fellows Cup Question 17

M is a 54-year-old who presents to your outpatient clinic in central Tennessee due to recurring hives, stomach pain, nausea and vomiting. She has associated this with eating meat, particularly beef products, but reports it occurs several hours after the meal. You have a suspicion and thus ask about tick exposures and she reports 3 months ago finding an engorged tick on latched onto her leg after a hunting trip. You check for galactose-alpha-1,3-galactose antibody which was positive.

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