Allergy to milk

The monograph is devoted to a very relevant and still insufficiently studied issue is allergic to cow's milk, especially in children who are bottle-fed. Along with immunological and pathogenetic aspects of this problem, as well as modern data on chemical composition of cow's milk and allergenic properties of its ingredients, described the clinical manifestations of allergies to milk, their differential diagnosis using specific methods, and principles of treatment and prevention. Emphasized the importance and benefits of breastfeeding to baby and mother. In section provides recommendations for persons with allergies to milk, and the recipes containing no milk. The monograph is intended for pathophysiologists, allergists, immunologists, pediatricians.
Still clinicians demonstrate a different attitude to allergic reactions to milk - underestimating or overestimating their value. The material presented, classified on the basis of the results of numerous studies, helps not only to correctly evaluate such reactions, but also stimulate specialists to further research. Also presents a well-documented data on pathology, immunology, diagnosis, treatment, epidemiology and prognosis of allergies to milk, having, thus, of great use to clinicians in the hope that with their help are allergic to milk will become a rarity among other diseases.

Table of contents

Chapter I. Introduction and background
Chapter II. Epidemiology
Evolution problems
The prevalence of allergies to cow's milk
Age of onset of the disease
The distribution between the sexes
Chapter III. The composition of cow's milk
Nutritional ingredients cow's milk
Varieties available cow's milk
Allergens cow's milk
Cross reactions to cow milk protein
Impurities in cow's milk
Treatment effect
Chapter IV. Pathogenesis
Immune reaction to cow's milk proteins in healthy persons
Immune reaction to cow's milk proteins in patients with a heightened sensitivity to milk
Intrauterine sensitization
The role of the gastrointestinal tract
The role of secretory IgA
Immune mechanisms
Chapter V. Clinic
The defeat of the gastrointestinal tract
Morphological characteristics of the mucous membrane of the intestines and modifying enzymes
Skin lesions
Hematological manifestations
The defeat of the Central nervous system
Urinary tract lesions
The defeat of the cardiovascular system
Other violations
Chapter VI. Diagnostics
Anamnesis and clinical picture
Diagnostic specimens
Skin tests
In vitro techniques
Chapter VII. Differential diagnosis
Other allergens
Allergy to impurities contained in cow's milk
Diseases of the gastrointestinal tract
Diseases of the respiratory tract
Skin diseases
Chapter VIII. Treatment
Drug therapy
Chapter IX. Forecast
Chapter X. Prevention
Allergens and contaminants in human milk
Breast milk substitutes
The introduction of other food products
The role of medical personnel
The role of women's organizations
The role of firms producing baby food
Appendix A. dairy-free Recipes of dishes
Appendix B. the Composition of breast and cow's milk
Subject index