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Severe malnutrition resulting from use of rice milk in food elimination diets for atopic dermatitis.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  22624441     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Alternatives to cow's milk and soy milk are often necessary for children with food allergies. Although hydrolyzed and elemental formulas are appropriate replacements, other milk products such as rice and almond milk are insufficient protein sources for children under 2 years of age. A chart review on three patients treated for protein malnutrition in association with multiple diagnosed food allergies that resulted in refractory eczema revealed adverse outcomes that resulted from elimination diets. The use of rice milk resulted in hypoalbuminemia and poor weight gain in all cases, and multiple secondary infections in one patient. These cases illustrate the need for careful nutritional guidance in the management of food allergy, as well as the importance of cautious use and interpretation of testing for food allergies in the absence of a clear clinical history of reaction.
Authors:
Michael D Keller; Michele Shuker; Jennifer Heimall; Antonella Cianferoni
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Israel Medical Association journal : IMAJ     Volume:  14     ISSN:  1565-1088     ISO Abbreviation:  Isr. Med. Assoc. J.     Publication Date:  2012 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-05-25     Completed Date:  2012-06-14     Revised Date:  2014-04-08    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100930740     Medline TA:  Isr Med Assoc J     Country:  Israel    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  40-2     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Dermatitis, Atopic / diet therapy,  etiology*
Dietary Proteins / administration & dosage
Female
Food Hypersensitivity / complications,  diagnosis*,  diet therapy
Humans
Infant
Infant Formula
Male
Malnutrition / etiology*
Nutritive Value
Oryza sativa*
Chemical
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Dietary Proteins

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