What is the pathophysiology of allergic colitis?

Updated: Oct 02, 2017
  • Author: David A Piccoli, MD; Chief Editor: Carmen Cuffari, MD  more...
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In children aged 2 weeks to 1 year, the most common form of colitis is allergic colitis, which results from hypersensitivity, commonly to cow’s milk and soy milk. [3] So-called breast milk allergy is a status of food allergy induced in breastfed babies by heterologous proteins (typically cow’s milk proteins) ingested by their mothers and appearing in their breast milk. Immunologic responses may range from classic allergic mast cell activation to immune complex formation.


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