Having discovered the importance of dust mite allergy in asthma and the unusual Galactose-alpha-1,3-Galactose (alpha-gal) allergen in drug and food allergies, the preeminent allergist/immunologist researcher, Dr. Thomas Platts-Mills, will synthesize the significance of different routes of foreign antigen exposure on immunological and clinical outcomes.

Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Describe the significance of different routes of exposure of foreign antigens to the immune response
  • Explain why these different exposures have such different patterns of IgG4 antibodies
  • Recognize the relevance of particle sizes both in exposure and during responses to challenge


Andrew Liu, MD FAAAAI


The Increasing Complexity of the Environment: Homogenized "Dead" Milk, Tick Bites and Dust Mites Produce Different Immunological and Clinical Outcomes
Thomas  A. Platts-Mills, MD PhD FAAAAI
University of Virginia

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