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The Relevance of History for the Diagnosis of Cow’s Milk Allergy: A Prospective Study in Danish Infants

  • A. Høst
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Abstract

Previous studies on the incidence of cow’s milk allergy (CMA) have produced considerably varying figures, ranging from about 0.5% to 7.5%. Many of the studies were not carried out prospectively; an example is the study by Stintzing and Zetterström [1], who reported an incidence of CMA of 0.5%. In other studies the diagnosis of CMA has been based mainly on patient history, for example, that by Gerrard et al. [2], giving an incidence of CMA of 7.5%. In a prospective study, Jacobsson and Lindberg [3] determined the incidence of CMA to be 1.9%, based on the results of well-defined elimination/challenge procedures.

Keywords

Human Milk Health Visitor Lactose Intolerance Positive Skin Prick Test Breast Feed 
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