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Fresh goat's milk for infants: myths and realities--a review.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20231186     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Many infants are exclusively fed unmodified goat's milk as a result of cultural beliefs as well as exposure to false online information. Anecdotal reports have described a host of morbidities associated with that practice, including severe electrolyte abnormalities, metabolic acidosis, megaloblastic anemia, allergic reactions including life-threatening anaphylactic shock, hemolytic uremic syndrome, and infections. We describe here an infant who was fed raw goat's milk and sustained intracranial infarctions in the setting of severe azotemia and hypernatremia, and we provide a comprehensive review of the consequences associated with this dangerous practice.
Sangita Basnet; Michael Schneider; Avihu Gazit; Gurpreet Mander; Allan Doctor
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Review     Date:  2010-03-15
Journal Detail:
Title:  Pediatrics     Volume:  125     ISSN:  1098-4275     ISO Abbreviation:  Pediatrics     Publication Date:  2010 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-04-02     Completed Date:  2010-04-27     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0376422     Medline TA:  Pediatrics     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  e973-7     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Southern Illinois University School of Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, Division of Pediatric Critical Care, PO Box 19676, Springfield, IL 62794-9676, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Child, Preschool
Hypernatremia / diagnosis*,  etiology*,  prevention & control
Infant Nutritional Physiological Phenomena* / physiology
Infant, Newborn
Milk / adverse effects*
Respiration Disorders / diagnosis,  etiology,  prevention & control

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