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Revista Colombiana de Gastroenterologia

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BAGES M, María Catalina et al. Expert recommendations for diagnosis and treatment of cow’s milk protein allergy in the Colombian pediatric population. Rev Col Gastroenterol [online]. 2020, vol.35, n.1, pp.54-64. ISSN 0120-9957.


The objective of this paper is to develop and present recommendations for diagnosis and treatment of Cow’s Milk Protein Allergy (CMPA) which can serve as a reference for pediatric and primary care physicians to consult.

Materials and methods:

This expert position document was developed by a group of doctors who are specialists in several therapeutic areas who have experience in CMPA. The most relevant topics were defined and a review of the available scientific literature was carried out to prepare a proposal for recommendations that was then discussed by the authors.


A position paper was developed that proposes a practical approach to definition, diagnosis and treatment of CMPA in pediatric patients.


Early diagnosis and proper management of CMPA can help decrease the burden of this disease and its complications.

Keywords : Cow’s milk protein allergy (CMPA); atopy; breastfeeding; infant formulas; hydrolyzed formulas; atopic dermatitis; infants.

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