The Turkish Journal of Pediatrics 2013 , Vol 55 , Num 2
Eosinophilic Esophagitis and Anaphylaxis due to Cow’s Milk in an Infant
Departments of 1Pediatric Asthma and Allergy, 2Pediatric Gastroenterology, and 3Pathology, Gazi University Faculty of Medicine, Ankara, Turkey. E-mail: 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. Keywords : anaphylaxis, eosinophilic esophagitis, cow’s milk allergy.
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