A case of milk-protein-induced enterocolitis associated with enterotoxigenic E. coli and MRSA infections

Nemuko Omata, Yusei Ohshima, Akiko Yamada, Motoko Yasutomi, Shuko Tokuriki, Mitsufumi Mayumi

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Abstract

Food protein-induced enterocolitis (FPIE) is a severe, cell-mediated gastrointestinal food hypersensitivity typically provoked by cow's milk [Joint Task Force of AAAAI and ACAAI Food allergy: a practice parameter. XVII. Differential diagnosis of adverse reaction to foods. Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol 96(3 Suppl 2):S40-S44 (2006)]. We present an infant who developed FPIE associated with enterotoxigenic E. coli (ETEC) and methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) infections. The case suggests that enteral infection may have a role in the development of sensitization to food protein and the pathogenesis of FPIE.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)683-684
Number of pages2
JournalEuropean Journal of Pediatrics
Volume167
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 2008
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Enterotoxigenic E. coli
  • Food protein induced enterocolitis
  • Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus

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