Indian Journal of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2015  |  Volume : 29  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 96--98

Persistent cow俟Q製 milk allergy with attacks of anaphylaxis


Sujoy Khan 
 Department of Allergy and Immunology, Apollo Gleneagles Hospital, Kolkata, West Bengal, India

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Sujoy Khan
Department of Allergy and Immunology, Apollo Gleneagles Hospital, 58 Canal Circular Road, Kolkata - 700 054, West Bengal
India

The most common food protein causing allergy in infants and young children is cow俟Q製 milk, but persistence of this allergy into adulthood is rare. It is estimated that 2-3% of the general population suffers from cow俟Q製 milk allergy (CMA), but reports of anaphylaxis in adulthood are limited. This case report discusses persistence of CMA with several anaphylaxis episodes in a 12-year-old girl who had allergic reactions from 6 months of age. She is also unable to tolerate milk from all available animal sources including goat and sheep. Skin prick test was strongly positive at 10 mm at 7 years of age, with specific IgE cow俟Q製 milk >100 kUA/L when she presented with anaphylaxis episodes 5 years later. Patient-specific management plans need to be in place to avoid and manage anaphylaxis, especially for patients who do not have easy access to healthcare.


How to cite this article:
Khan S. Persistent cow's milk allergy with attacks of anaphylaxis .Indian J Allergy Asthma Immunol 2015;29:96-98


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Khan S. Persistent cow's milk allergy with attacks of anaphylaxis . Indian J Allergy Asthma Immunol [serial online] 2015 [cited 2020 Mar 31 ];29:96-98
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