Cow's-milk-induced erosive gastritis in an infant

J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr. 1990 Jan;10(1):111-3. doi: 10.1097/00005176-199001000-00021.


A 3 1/2-month-old male infant presented with hematemesis due to erosive gastritis following whole-cow's-milk feeding. The presence of eosinophilic gastritis, the disappearance of symptoms after withdrawal of whole-cow's-milk feeding, and the association with facial eczema suggest that gastritis was induced by cow's milk. Cow's-milk intolerance should be considered in the etiologic differential diagnosis of hematemesis and gastritis in infancy.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Diagnosis, Differential
  • Eosinophilia / complications
  • Eosinophilia / etiology*
  • Food Hypersensitivity / complications*
  • Food Hypersensitivity / diagnosis
  • Gastritis / complications
  • Gastritis / etiology*
  • Hematemesis / etiology*
  • Humans
  • Infant
  • Male
  • Milk / adverse effects*