Anaphylactic shock due to cow's milk protein hypersensitivity in a breast-fed infant

C. H. Lifschitz, H. K. Hawkins, C. Guerra, N. Byrd

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A newborn infant developed anaphylactic shock three times, once after ingesting his mother's milk and once after ingesting a formula containing casein hydrolysate. Symptoms resolved after cow's milk was withdrawn from the mother's diet and lactation was resumed. The case demonstrates that anaphylactic shock may occur in breast-fed infants and emphasizes the need to consider allergic phenomena even in these infants.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)141-144
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1988
Externally publishedYes


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Food Science
  • Medicine (miscellaneous)
  • Gastroenterology
  • Histology
  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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