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

Topal E., Eğritaş Ö., ARGA M., Sarı S., Poyraz A., Bakırtaş A., ...More

TURKISH JOURNAL OF PEDIATRICS, vol.55, no.2, pp.222-225, 2013 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 55 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus
  • 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.