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Cases Journal

, 2:6287

First Online: 17 July 2009Received: 02 March 2009Accepted: 04 June 2009DOI: 10.4076-1757-1626-2-6287

Cite this article as: Krüger, C. & Malleyeck, I. Cases Journal 2009 2: 6287. doi:10.4076-1757-1626-2-6287

Abstract

IntroductionCow-s milk protein allergy is common in infants from industrialised countries, but is rarely considered in developing countries due to its variable clinical presentation.

Case presentationWe report on a Tanzanian male infant, who developed blood-stained stool when feeding fresh cow-s milk at the age of three months. After an initial diagnosis of amoebiasis, possible cow-s milk protein allergy was suspected. Further diagnostic work-up was not possible due to lack of resources. After elimination of cow-s milk from the diet, the infant recovered soon.

ConclusionCow-s milk protein allergy should be considered more frequently in infants from developing countries, especially when they belong to agropastoralist tribes and are fed cow-s milk early.

AbbreviationCMPAcow-s milk protein allergy.

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Author: Carsten Krüger - Isaack Malleyeck

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