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 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 55 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Page Numbers: pp.222-225


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.