📣Dr Yvonne D’Art will present ‘Single dose challenges in the diagnosis and management of cow’s milk allergy in infants’ at the INFANT seminar
📅 Friday May 13th at 12pm
💡Cow’s milk protein allergy (CMPA) is one of the most common food allergies in infancy. Single dose challenges are a new method of assessing dose reactivity in food allergic children.
In this study 60 children were recruited to a randomised controlled trial of single dose exposure to cow’s milk using the dose of milk that would elicit reactions in 5% of CMPA subjects(the ED05), before implementation of graded exposure to milk at home, using the 12-step milk ladder.
The milk ladder was shown to be safe and effective in infants under 12 months and that the single dose challenge helps these infants achieve tolerance even more quickly. Levels of maternal anxiety were also found to reflect infants’ progress and that pre-existing high levels of anxiety are associated with poorer progress.