IgE to α-Gal in Foresters and Forest Workers From La Rioja, North of Spain.

  title={IgE to $\alpha$-Gal in Foresters and Forest Workers From La Rioja, North of Spain.},
  author={M{\'o}nica Venturini and Te{\'o}filo Lobera and A B Sebastian and Ar{\'a}nzazu Portillo and Jes{\'u}s Oteo},
  journal={Journal of investigational allergology \& clinical immunology},
  volume={28 2},
OBJECTIVE To investigate the prevalence of and factors associated with the presence of α-gal-specific IgE in a risk group of foresters and forest workers from La Rioja, Spain and in a control group. METHODS The study population comprised 169 workers and 100 individuals who did not recall having had tick bites. A questionnaire including demographic data and number of tick bites per year was completed by a physician. α-Gal sIgE was assessed using ImmunoCAP with serum samples that had been taken… 

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