The clinical picture of allergic colitis develops in the first weeks or month of life and is characterized by the presence of red blood in stools in healthy breastfed or formula fed infants. In this paper we describe a case of rectal bleeding in monozygotic preterm twins that resolved with cow’s milk protein free diet (CMPFD). The occurrence of this disorder in monozygotic twins raises the question as to whether or not an underlying abnormality in immune regulation leading to poor acquisition of tolerance might be inherited or environmentally acquired. The case also highlights the use of the probiotic Lactobacillus GG in the treatment of allergic colitis

Allergic colitis in monozygotic preterm twins.

BALDASSARRE, Maria Elisabetta;LAFORGIA, Nicola;
2013

Abstract

The clinical picture of allergic colitis develops in the first weeks or month of life and is characterized by the presence of red blood in stools in healthy breastfed or formula fed infants. In this paper we describe a case of rectal bleeding in monozygotic preterm twins that resolved with cow’s milk protein free diet (CMPFD). The occurrence of this disorder in monozygotic twins raises the question as to whether or not an underlying abnormality in immune regulation leading to poor acquisition of tolerance might be inherited or environmentally acquired. The case also highlights the use of the probiotic Lactobacillus GG in the treatment of allergic colitis
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