Turkish Thoracic Journal
Case report

Cow’s Milk Allergy in Preterm Infant with Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia


Department of Pediatrics, Division of Neonatology, Atatürk University Faculty of Medicine, Erzurum, Turkey

Turk Thorac J 2015; 16: 151-153
DOI: 10.5152/ttd.2014.4124
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Cow’s milk allergy is frequent in the first year of life. The symptoms may start during the first weeks of life, and may be cutaneous (50-60%), gastrointestinal (50-60%) or respiratory (20-30%), often involving more than one organ system. In this report, we describe a case of cow’s milk allergy in a preterm infant in whom rectal bleeding and respiratory symptoms resolved with the introduction of an extensively hydrolyzed formula. Occurrence of the respiratory symptoms of this disorder in a preterm infant with bronchopulmonary dysplasia may cause re-hospitalization after discharge.

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