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Revista Romana de PEDIATRIE | Volumul LX, Nr. 4, An 2011
ISSN 1454-0398  |  e-ISSN 2069-6175
ISSN-L 1454-0398
DOI: 10.37897/RJP

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Food allergy – gastro-esophageal refl ux disease association in infants

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ABSTRACT

Gastro-esophageal reflux disease (GERD) and cow’s milk allergy (CMA) are two different diseases with many common clinical and evolutive features. The authors analyze a lot of 110 infants hospitalized for the clinical suspicion of GERD (45 cases) or CMA (65 cases). The results emphasize the risk of the concomitant evolution of CMA and GER.

Conclusions: Distal esophageal pH- metry must be performed both in GERD and CMA, especially in patients with atopic risks or manifestations.

Key words: gastro-esophageal reflux disease, cow’s milk allergy, association

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