milk intolerance


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milk intolerance

[′milk in′täl·ə·rəns]
(medicine)
Extreme sensitivity to milk due to allergy to milk protein or lactose deficiency; characterized by diarrhea, abdominal cramps, and vomiting.
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of cases (%) Children 50 IBS 15 (30%) Patients with organic diarrhea 35 (70%) Cow's milk intolerance 15 (30%) Celiac disease 13 (26%) Multiple food intolerances 5 (10%) Intestinal giardiasis 2 (4%) Adults 70 IBS 40 (57%) Patients with organic diarrhea 30 (43%) Celiac disease 10 (14%) Multiple food intolerances 2 (3%) Colorectal cancer/adenomatous polyps 3 (4%) Microscopic colitis 2 (3%) Diverticulosis/diverticulitis 4 (6%) Crohn disease 9 (13%) Table 2.
They told me she had a milk intolerance and to change the formula she was getting, which I did - but nothing changed.
"Isaac had a milk intolerance so he was poorly for the first eight weeks, but since then he's been brilliant and he's going from strength to strength."
BACKGROUND: Although cow's milk allergy (CMA) and cow's milk intolerance (CMI) are two different terms, they are often used interchangeably, resulting in confusion both in clinical practice and in research reports.
Loraine, who herself suffers from cows' milk intolerance, was quick to see similar symptoms in her daughter.
Of 39 infants diagnosed with milk allergy or milk intolerance, 21 infants had positive skin or serum IgE tests to milk and 18 had non-IgE-mediated cow's milk intolerance.
Doctors have suspected for years that colic can be triggered by a cow's milk intolerance in the baby.
Young children with milk intolerance frequently have chronic diarrhea.