Digestive Symptoms of Cow'S Milk Protein Allergy.

Dysphagia is one of the symptoms that can occur (along with several others) in infants with cow’s milk-related functional gastrointestinal disorders (FGIDs).1


It is commonly a persistent, recurrent gastrointestinal symptom seen for example in patients with eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE).2

In a review of the evidence from North America and Europe, they reported dysphagia to be the most common symptom in children with EoE along with emesis and abdominal pain.3


What causes
dysphagia in

It is a commonly seen gastrointestinal symptom in children with eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE) along with emesis and abdominal pain.2,3

Could It Be a
Symptom of
Cow’s Milk
Protein Allergy?

Dysphagia can be a symptom of CMPA. However, when considering the diagnosis of CMPA, it’s important to understand that the majority of these infants have at least two symptoms affecting at least two different organ systems.4-6 Therefore, consider the individual child as well as the magnitude of their symptoms.

Overview of Symptoms

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Up to 30% of affected infants with CMPA have respiratory symptoms15,20

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Anaphylactic shock is a severe, immediate, allergic reaction, which can affect many organ/systems

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Up to 75% of infants with CMPA can have skin-related symptoms21

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Inconsolable crying is very common in infants with CMPA associated with sleeping problems and food refusal