Food allergy-related paediatric constipation: the usefulness of atopy patch test

European Journal of Pediatrics, 03/04/2011

Food allergy seems to be a significant etiologic factor for chronic constipation not responding to treatment, in infants and young children. Atopy patch test (APT) was found to be useful in evaluating non–IgE allergy–mediated constipation, and there was no correlation of APT with IgE detection.

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