Eosinophilic esophagitis and anaphylaxis due to cow's milk in an infant


Topal E., EĞRİTAŞ GÜRKAN Ö., Arga M., SARI S., POYRAZ A., BAKIRTAŞ A., ...More

TURKISH JOURNAL OF PEDIATRICS, vol.55, no.2, pp.222-225, 2013 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 55 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Journal Name: TURKISH JOURNAL OF PEDIATRICS
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.222-225
  • Gazi University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

Food allergies are often seen in infancy and usually show the clinical signs in the form of type I hypersensitivity reaction. However, a combination of food allergies can sometimes be found in the same patient. In this report, we present an 11-month-old infant who had a combination of anaphylaxis and eosinophilic esophagitis induced by cow's milk. Diagnosis of eosinophilic esophagitis is done by examination of esophageal biopsy material histologically. This is a very rare combination of food allergy. Improvement in clinical and histological findings of eosinophilic esophagitis was achieved by removal of cow's milk and dairy products from the infant's diet.