Food allergy (FA) (especially cow's milk allergy) is a frequent complaint in children. The clinical features of FA are protean and depend not only on the organ predisposition, but also on the immunological mechanism involved in the reaction. In this paper, the Authors review current knowledge regarding the clinical spectrum of FA in children, focusing the attention not only on classic clinical syndromes like anaphylaxis, atopic dermatitis and enteropathies, but also discussing less known problems like FA in breast feed infants, respiratory complaints, unusual gastrointestinal manifestations, cortical hyperostosis and also behavioural disturbances.
|Translated title of the contribution||Clinical features of food allergy in children|
|Number of pages||9|
|Journal||Pediatria Medica e Chirurgica|
|Publication status||Published - Nov 1987|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health