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Revista Colombiana de Gastroenterologia

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Abstract

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.  http://dx.doi.org/10.22516/25007440.405.

Objective:

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.

Results:

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

Conclusions:

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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