ILEANA PUIU, ELENA CATALINA BICA, VENERA CRISTINA DINESCU, OTILIA CONSTANTINA ROGOVEANU, ALEXANDRA OLTEA DAN, RAMONA CONSTANTINA VASILE, SORIN NICOLAE DINESCU, FLORIN MARIUS ROMANESCU, ELENA ANCA TARTEA, DIANA RODICA TUDORASCU ASSESSMENT OF CLINICOPATHOLOGICAL FEATURES IN INFANTS AND CHILDREN WITH COW’S MILK PROTEIN ALLERGY The aim of our study was to evaluate the clinicopathological features in infants and young children with cow’s milk protein allergy. Cow’s milk protein allergy (CMPA) is one of the most common food allergy in children. Thus, we conducted a descriptive observational study, which was carried out in the First Pediatric Clinic of the Craiova County Emergency Clinical Hospital, in the period 2015-2017, which included 138 infants and young children diagnosed with cow’s milk protein allergy. An improvement in digestive symptomatology during the status period of the disease was observed, especially in what diarrheal stools are concerned as their incidence has decreased. In fact, gastroesophageal reflux is the most common manifestation in infants and children with CMPA, while mean acute otitis is present only in a small number of patients. In conclusion we can say that a good knowledge of the clinicopathological features in children with allergy to cow’s milk proteins allows a superior therapeutic attitude and ensures a normal life for children and infants suffering from this type of allergy.
Key words: cow’s milk protein allergy, infants and children