Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences




Abstract: Food allergies (FA) are a growing problem in the pediatric population and clinical features differ according to the underlying immunological mechanisms. While the primary management strategy is to eliminate the culprit food from the diet, assessment of the potential nutritional risks of elimination is also an integral part of management. In cases that do not improve over time; if you have basic food allergies and multiple food allergies, this can also lead to negative nutritional consequences. The contribution of basic nutrients, economical and easily accessible foods to the diet, is critical and has an important place in meeting the daily adequate intake of many nutrients. In the presence of food allergy, it is necessary to meet the vitamins and minerals that cannot be obtained from allergic foods, with alternative sources or supplements. For example, insufficient calcium intake in cow's milk allergy (CMA), the most common FA in early childhood, is very likely if an alternative supplement has not been introduced. In the management of CMA, choosing the appropriate formula and/or supplement for the clinical characteristics of children, when necessary, has an important place. In conclusion, nutritional risk assessment of children with FA requires a comprehensive, detailed, and multidisciplinary approach.


Food allergy, nutritional risk, cow's milk allergy

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