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


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

TURKISH JOURNAL OF PEDIATRICS, cilt.55, ss.222-225, 2013 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi)

  • Cilt numarası: 55 Konu: 2
  • Basım Tarihi: 2013
  • Dergi Adı: TURKISH JOURNAL OF PEDIATRICS
  • Sayfa Sayısı: ss.222-225

Özet

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.