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A home-made meat-based formula for feeding atopic babies: a study in 51 children.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  16705950     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
BACKGROUND: Several elimination diets have been suggested based on results of skin prick tests (SPTs) or IgE antibodies to foods, thus allowing the identification of the most common offending food(s), including CM (cow's milk), egg, peanut and wheat. But unbalanced, inappropriate dietary manipulation in infants with food allergy (FA) can have critically deleterious consequences. We have investigated the effectiveness of a home-made meat-based formula (HMMBF) (Rezza's diet) in babies with food-induced atopic dermatitis (AD), a common, disabling, chronic disease of infancy. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Rezza's diet was given for two months to 25 infants (median age 6.9 months) affected with AD and FA and the differences of body weight and AD severity score were recorded before and after the diet period. Data were analysed using the T and c2 tests. RESULTS: There was a significant improvement in both the evaluated parameters, whereas in 26 control atopic babies they remained unchanged. CONCLUSION: The results of our study indicate that the HMMBF, also based on the experience of several authors, is a useful oligoantigenic diet for the treatment of food-induced AD, and the prevention of the atopic march.
A Cantani
Publication Detail:
Type:  Clinical Trial; Comparative Study; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  European review for medical and pharmacological sciences     Volume:  10     ISSN:  1128-3602     ISO Abbreviation:  Eur Rev Med Pharmacol Sci     Publication Date:    2006 Mar-Apr
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-05-18     Completed Date:  2006-09-13     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9717360     Medline TA:  Eur Rev Med Pharmacol Sci     Country:  Italy    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  61-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Pediatrics, University of Rome La Sapienza, Italy.
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MeSH Terms
Body Weight
Dermatitis, Atopic / diet therapy*,  etiology,  pathology
Infant Formula / administration & dosage*
Meat Products*
Milk Hypersensitivity / diet therapy*,  etiology
Milk Proteins / adverse effects
Severity of Illness Index
Skin Tests
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Milk Proteins

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