Recognising and Treating Cow's Milk Allergy: An Interactive Case Study Approach
The estimated prevalence of cow’s milk allergy (CMA) worldwide is 2-5% with most estimates of prevalence at around 3%. Diagnosis is delayed, tests are generally unhelpful and symptoms are often poorly recognised and treated. Many bodies have tried to address this problem and numerous guidelines exist recommending hypoallergenic formulas which are often unpalatable, variable in their efficiency in controlling symptoms and are costly.
In 2011, NICE produced the guidelines Diagnosis and Assessment of Food Allergy in Children and Young People which were a partial response to recognition and assessment of food allergies. However, this was a woefully inadequate document to deal with the hidden and more complex diagnostically delayed allergies that present as gastrointestinal symptoms. This study day will try to redress this problem with presentations from UK experts’ in the field of food allergy.
You should attend if you are a:
- Consultant/Trainee in Paediatric Gastroenterology
- Consultant/Trainee in General Paediatrics
RCPCH has approved this activity for up to 6 CPD credits, in accordance with the current RCPCH CPD Guidelines.