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Food allergy in preterm infants fed human milk.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  2611300     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
In 80 preterms aged 9-24 months (mean age: 15.9) and in 80 sex- and age-matched full-terms the frequency of atopic diseases and of positive skin tests to 8 food and 6 inhalant allergens was determined. The two groups did not differ as to overall percentages of cutipositive subjects and patients with atopic diseases. In particular, frequencies of positive skin tests to foods and of atopic dermatitis (the peak prevalence of which occurs early in infancy) were similar in preterm (16.2 and 7.5%, respectively) and full-term (13.7 and 5.0%, respectively) infants. We suggest that preterm infants fed human milk are not at increased risk of developing food allergy and related diseases and that the absorption of antigens through the immature intestine does not seem to favor the development of an IgE sensitization to foods.
M de Martino; G P Donzelli; L Galli; E Scarano; A de Marco; G Rapisardi; C Vecchi; A Vierucci
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Biology of the neonate     Volume:  56     ISSN:  0006-3126     ISO Abbreviation:  Biol. Neonate     Publication Date:  1989  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1990-03-06     Completed Date:  1990-03-06     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0247551     Medline TA:  Biol Neonate     Country:  SWITZERLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  301-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Pediatrics, University of Florence, Italy.
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MeSH Terms
Arthrodermataceae / immunology
Dermatitis, Atopic / chemically induced
Egg White / adverse effects
Food Hypersensitivity / epidemiology,  immunology*
Infant, Newborn
Infant, Premature / immunology*
Milk / adverse effects
Milk, Human / immunology*
Respiratory Sounds
Skin Tests
Urticaria / chemically induced,  epidemiology

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