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Milk allergy

The monograph is devoted to an extremely relevant and still insufficiently studied problem - allergy to cow's milk, especially in children who are on artificial feeding. Along with the immunological and pathogenetic aspects of this problem, as well as modern data on the chemical composition of cow's milk and allergenic properties of its ingredients, the clinical manifestations of milk allergy, their differential diagnosis using specific research methods, as well as the principles of treatment and prevention are set out. The importance and benefits of breastfeeding for both the baby and the mother are emphasized. The section provides recommendations for persons who are allergic to milk and recipes for dishes that do not contain milk. The monograph is intended for pathophysiologists, allergologists, immunologists, pediatricians.

Until now, clinicians have shown different attitudes to allergic reactions to milk - underestimating or overestimating their importance. The presented material, systematized on the basis of the results of numerous studies, helps not only to correctly evaluate such reactions, but also stimulates specialists to further searches. It also presents well-documented data on the pathology, immunology, diagnosis, treatment, epidemiology and prognosis of allergy to milk, having thus greatly benefited clinicians in the hope that with their help allergy to milk will become very rare among other diseases.

Table of contents

Foreword
Introduction
Chapter i . Introduction and Background
Chapter II Epidemiology
Evolution of the problem
Prevalence of cow's milk allergy
Age of onset
Distribution between the sexes
Chapter III . The composition of cow's milk
The nutritional ingredients of cow's milk
Varieties of commercially available cow's milk
Cow Milk Allergens
Cross reaction of cow milk proteins
Impurities in cow's milk
Processing effect
Chapter IV Pathogenesis
Immune responses to cow's milk proteins in healthy individuals
Immune reactions to cow's milk proteins in patients with hypersensitivity to milk
Intrauterine sensitization
The role of the gastrointestinal tract
The role of secretory IgA
Immune mechanisms

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Chapter V. Clinic
Gastrointestinal lesions
Morphological characteristics of the intestinal mucosa and changes in enzymes
Airway lesions
Skin lesions
Hematologic manifestations
Central nervous system lesions
Urinary tract disorders
Damage to the cardiovascular system
Other violations
Chapter VI . Diagnostics
Anamnesis and clinical picture
Diagnostic tests
Skin tests
In vitro methods
Chapter VII Differential diagnostics
Other allergens
Allergy to impurities in cow's milk
Diseases of the gastrointestinal tract
Respiratory diseases
Skin diseases
Chapter VIII . Treatment
Diet therapy
Drug therapy
Desensitization
Chapter IX Forecast
Chapter X Prevention
Breast-feeding
Allergens and pollutants in breast milk
Breast Milk Substitutes
Introduction of other foods
The role of medical staff
The role of women's organizations
The role of baby food firms
Appendix A. Dairy-free recipes
Appendix B. The composition of breast and cow's milk
Subject index