Necrotizing enterocolitis as a result of cow's milk allergy?

Z Kinderchir. 1983 Apr;38(2):110-1. doi: 10.1055/s-2008-1059950.


A three-day-old newborn developed necrotizing enterocolitis in absence of the usual precipitating factors. Colonic perforation necessitated surgical intervention. After recovery cow's milk allergy was diagnosed. Probably this food allergy was the cause of the development of the necrotizing enterocolitis.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Colon / pathology
  • Enterocolitis, Pseudomembranous / etiology*
  • Female
  • Food Hypersensitivity / complications*
  • Humans
  • Infant, Newborn
  • Milk / adverse effects*
  • Necrosis