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cow's milk allergy

Carina Venter, Kate Maslin, Taraneh Dean, Syed Hasan Arshad
The timing of introduction of solid food on the subsequent development of food allergy is under debate and the role of concurrent breastfeeding is unclear. The aim of the present study was to investigate the role of solid food introduction whilst concurrently breastfeeding on food allergy outcome, with a specific focus on cows' milk allergy. Prospectively collected infant feeding data from a birth cohort were analysed. Participants with histories suggestive of food allergy underwent diagnostic food challenges...
2016: Journal of Nutritional Science
Rut Anne Thomassen, Janne Anita Kvammen, Mari Borge Eskerud, Pétur Benedikt Júlíusson, Christine Henriksen, Jarle Rugtveit
OBJECTIVES: To investigate iodine status and growth in cow's milk protein allergic infants and to identify potential predictors of iodine status and growth. METHODS: Fifty-seven infants under two years of age were included in an observational cross-sectional study. Two spot urine samples were collected and analysed for iodine, together with a three-day food record and a food frequency questionnaire. Urine iodine concentrations were compared to the WHO cut-off values for iodine deficiency...
October 12, 2016: Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition
Yvan Vandenplas, Muath Abdurrahman Alturaiki, Wafaa Al-Qabandi, Fawaz AlRefaee, Ziad Bassil, Bassam Eid, Ahmed El Beleidy, Ali Ibrahim Almehaidib, Pierre Mouawad, Maroun Sokhn
This paper covers algorithms for the management of regurgitation, constipation and infantile colic in infants. Anti-regurgitation formula may be considered in infants with troublesome regurgitation, while diagnostic investigations or drug therapy are not indicated in the absence of warning signs. Although probiotics have shown some positive evidence for the management of functional gastrointestinal disorders (FGIDs), the evidence is not strong enough to make a recommendation. A partially hydrolyzed infant formula with prebiotics and β-palmitate may be considered as a dietary intervention for functional constipation in formula fed infants...
September 2016: Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology & Nutrition
Salvatore Chirumbolo
The recent paper by Nucera et al., showed that the basophil activation test (BAT) in flow cytometry is able to monitor an acquired tolerance induced by a desensitization treatment in food allergy. The paper by Nucera et al. reported two standpoints in the CD63 response to food allergy and OAT and their large difference in CD63 response before and after suggests for the optimal performance of a CD123/HLADR/CD63 BAT in oral food allergy immunotherapy.
October 2016: United European Gastroenterology Journal
Jennifer Lisa Penner Protudjer, Sven-Arne Jansson, Roelinde Middelveld, Eva Östblom, Sven-Erik Dahlén, Marianne Heibert Arnlind, Ulf Bengtsson, Ingrid Kallström-Bengtsson, Birgitta Marklund, Georgios Rentzos, Ann-Charlotte Sundqvist, Johanna Åkerström, Staffan Ahlstedt
BACKGROUND: Cow's milk, hen's egg and wheat are staple foods in a typical western diet. Despite the ubiquity of these foods, the impact of staple food allergy on health-related quality of life (HRQL) amongst adolescents is incompletely understood. The aims of this study were to make use of the Swedish version of EuroPrevall's disease-specific food allergy quality of life questionnaire-teenager form (FAQLQ-TF) and to investigate the association between objectively-diagnosed staple food allergy and HRQL amongst adolescents...
2016: Clinical and Translational Allergy
Antti E Seppo, Chloe A Autran, Lars Bode, Kirsi M Järvinen
Human milk oligosaccharides (HMOs) provide a main substrate to help shape the infant's gut microbiota and affect the maturation of the intestinal mucosal immune system. In our cohort, infants that received human milk with low Lacto-N-fucopentaose (LNFP) III concentrations (< 60μM) were more likely to become affected with cow's milk allergy when compared to high LNFP III-containing milk (odds ratio 6.7, 95% CI 2.0-22).
October 1, 2016: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
A Reynolds, J O'Driscoll, S Quinn, D Coughlan
The study illustrates advantages of Fiberoptic Bronchoscopy, a new service started at St. Lukes General Hospital in patient care since April 2014. Retrospective review of Bronchoscopies and referrals to Tertiary care unit for Bronchoscopy, prior and after initiation of service at St. Lukes Hospital were studied. Total 106 procedures were performed out of which 103(98%) were for diagnostic purpose. Common Indications for bronchoscopy were functional airway assessment in 38 cases (35%) of chronic cough, 26 cases (24...
2016: Irish Medical Journal
Germán Errázuriz, Yalda Lucero, Sergio Ceresa, Mónica Gonzalez, Maureen Rossel, Andrés Vives
INTRODUCTION: Cow's milk protein allergy (CMPA) is highly prevalent in infants (2-5%). It has a wide clinical spectrum, and confirmation through an oral food challenge (OFC) is relevant for its differential diagnosis. Information on this topic is scarce in Chile. OBJECTIVE: To describe the demographic and clinical features of infants with suspected CMPA. PATIENTS AND METHOD: A retrospective study of patients<1 year-old, treated for suspected CMPA between 2009 and 2011...
September 12, 2016: Revista Chilena de Pediatría
Mitsuaki Kimura, Masaki Shimomura, Hideaki Morishita, Takaaki Meguro, Shiro Seto
BACKGROUND: Many Japanese infants with food protein-induced enterocolitis syndrome (FPIES) show eosinophilia, which has been thought to be a characteristic of food protein-induced proctocolitis (FPIP). METHODS: To elucidate the characteristics of eosinophilia in Japanese FPIES patients, 113 infants with non-IgE-mediated gastrointestinal food allergy due to cow's milk were enrolled and classified into FPIES (n = 94) and FPIP (n = 19). RESULTS: The percentage of peripheral blood eosinophils (Eo) was increased in most FPIES patients (median, 7...
September 10, 2016: Allergology International: Official Journal of the Japanese Society of Allergology
Sara Manti, Vassilios Lougaris, Caterina Cuppari, Lucia Tardino, Valeria Dipasquale, Teresa Arrigo, Carmelo Salpietro, Salvatore Leonardi
AIM: To assess the protective role of breast-feeding in infants with CMPA-related AEDS as well as IL-10 utility as marker of disease evolution. METHODS: 64 breast-feeding children with CMPA-related AEDS (31 males and 33 females; mean age 5.56±2.41months; 21 mild AEDS; 25 moderate AEDS; 18 severe AEDS) and 60 artificial feeding babies (33 males and 27 females; mean age 6.01±2.08months; 26 mild AEDS; 19 moderate AEDS; 15 severe AEDS) were evaluated. In all patients serum IL-10 levels were detected...
September 8, 2016: Immunobiology
Esma Altinel Acoglu, Meltem Akcaboy, Melahat Melek Oguz, Mustafa Kilic, Pelin Zorlu, Saliha Senel
INTRODUCTION: Cow's milk allergy is the most common food allergy in children. Symptoms usually involve the skin and the gastrointestinal and respiratory tracts. Gastrointestinal tract manifestations of cow's milk allergy are nonspecific, and are the only type that can be diagnosed in all age groups. Here, we report a rare case of cow's milk allergy in an infant with hypoalbuminemia and malnutrition. CASE PRESENTATION: A nine-month-old girl was admitted to Dr. Sami Ulus maternity and children's health and diseases training and research hospital, Ankara, Turkey, in September 2013, for weakness and swelling of the legs that had endured for two days...
June 2016: Iranian Red Crescent Medical Journal
Aaron J O'Sullivan, Sandrine Pigat, Cian O'Mahony, Michael J Gibney, Aideen I McKevitt
The choice of suitable normal foods is limited for individuals with particular medical conditions e.g. inborn errors of metabolism (phenylketonuria, PKU) or severe cow's milk protein allergy (CMPA). Patients may have dietary restrictions and exclusive or partial replacement of specific food groups with specially formulated products to meet particular nutrition requirements. Artificial sweeteners are used to improve the appearance and palatability of such food products to avoid food refusal and ensure dietary adherence...
September 9, 2016: Food Additives & Contaminants. Part A, Chemistry, Analysis, Control, Exposure & Risk Assessment
E Vassilopoulou, D Efthymiou
The proportion of people suffering or reporting to have a hypersensitivity caused by cow's milk consumption is increasing, and even health professionals often face difficulties into elaborating properly with a milk reaction due to misdiagnosis. The scope of this review is to present literature data that lead into putting the border line between cow's milk allergy and cow's milk intolerance, mainly focusing on how the different pathophysiology leads to their different dietary diagnosis and management.
September 2016: European Annals of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
Cong Yanjun, Zhou Shengyun, Li Linfeng
α-Lactalbumin represents one of the major allergens causing cow milk allergy. Few studies have clearly evaluated immunological relationships between immunoglobulin E (IgE) and immunoglobulin G (IgG)-binding epitopes of α-lactalbumin. IgE- and IgG-binding epitopes were immunolabeled with individual sera from cow milk-allergic patients. Alanine scanning of immunodominant epitopes was used to identify the critical amino acid (aa). Our initial data revealed Val(8) , Phe(9) , Arg(10) , Tyr(103) , Leu(105) , and His(107) were the critical aa for IgE-binding epitope...
October 2016: Journal of Food Science
Grace Mousan, Deepak Kamat
Cow's milk protein allergy (CMPA) is a common condition encountered in children with incidence estimated as 2% to 7.5% in the first year of life. Formula and breast-fed babies can present with symptoms of CMPA. It is important to accurately diagnose CMPA to avoid the consequences of either under- or overdiagnosis. CMPA is classically categorized into immunoglobulin E (IgE)- or non-IgE-mediated reaction that vary in clinical manifestations, diagnostic evaluation, and prognosis. The most commonly involved systems in patients with CMPA are gastrointestinal, skin, and respiratory...
October 2016: Clinical Pediatrics
Masaya Takahashi, Shoichiro Taniuchi, Kazuhiko Soejima, Yasuko Hatano, Sohsaku Yamanouchi, Kazuanri Kaneko
BACKGROUND: Several studies have reported that oral immunotherapy (OIT) is effective for children with cow's milk (CM) allergy. These studies reported the efficacy of OIT in terms of desensitization, but did not describe sustained unresponsiveness to CM. The aim of this study was to evaluate the efficacy of the OIT protocol using microwave heated cow's milk (MH-CM) in terms of 2-weeks-sustained unresponsiveness (2-weeks-SU) and safety. METHODS: Forty-eight children were enrolled in this study...
2016: Allergy, Asthma, and Clinical Immunology
Victoria J Martin, Wayne G Shreffler, Qian Yuan
BACKGROUND The prevalence of allergic diseases has been dramatically rising in the United States and other developed nations over recent decades. Growing evidence suggests a partial role for the microbiome in the development of these allergic diseases. Food protein-induced allergic proctocolitis (AP) (also referred to as cow's milk protein intolerance or allergy) is among the earliest and most common food allergic diseases of infancy, yet its pathophysiology is not well understood. The currently accepted clinical practice is to restrict the diet until 12 months of age...
2016: American Journal of Case Reports
Jean Christoph Caubet, Ramon Bencharitiwong, Andrew Ross, Hugh A Sampson, M Cecilia Berin, Anna Nowak-Węgrzyn
BACKGROUND: Food protein-induced enterocolitis syndrome (FPIES) is a non-IgE-mediated food allergy manifesting within 1 to 4 hours of food ingestion with repetitive emesis and lethargy. OBJECTIVE: We sought to characterize immune responses to casein in children with FPIES caused by cow's milk (CM). METHODS: Total IgE and IgM, CM-specific IgG, and casein-specific IgE, IgG, IgG4, and IgM levels, as well as immunoglobulin free light chains, were measured in both patients with active and those with resolved CM-FPIES...
July 15, 2016: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
Susanna Salmivesi, Marita Paassilta, Heini Huhtala, Riina Nieminen, Eeva Moilanen, Matti Korppi
AIM: Oral immunotherapy (OIT) is a promising but still experimental method to treat children with cow's milk (CM) allergy (CMA). We evaluated changes in allergic, immunological and inflammatory parameters, which happened during the six-month OIT for CMA. METHODS: We treated 28 school-aged children with CMA using OIT with a double-blind placebo-controlled design. After the controlled study finished, the placebo group was treated with the same but open-label OIT protocol...
November 2016: Acta Paediatrica
Hamid Reza Kianifar, Alireza Pourreza, Farahzad Jabbari Azad, Hadis Yousefzadeh, Fatemeh Masomi
BACKGROUND: Diagnosis of food allergy is difficult in children. Food allergies are diagnosed using several methods that include medical histories, clinical examinations, skin prick and serum-specific immunoglobulin E (IgE) tests, radio-allergosorbent test (RAST), food challenge, and supervised elimination diets. In this study we evaluated allergies to cow's milk, egg, peanut, and fish in children with suspected food allergies with skin prick tests and serum and feces RAST. METHODS: Forty-one children with clinical symptoms of food allergies were enrolled in the study...
April 2016: Reports of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
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