[The prevention of allergic diseases with a hypoallergenic formula: a follow-up at 24 months. The preliminary results]

Pediatr Med Chir. 1994 May-Jun;16(3):251-4.
[Article in Italian]


One hundred-eight infants from atopic families were admitted to the study. Each had at least one first-degree relative affected by asthma or rhinitis, conjunctivitis, eczema, cow's milk protein intolerance. All infants not breast fed were hypoallergenic formula. 46 infants were breast fed, 39 were bottle fed by the ordinary formula and 23 received the hypoallergenic one. No other food was introduced up to 6 months. Cow's milk proteins, egg, poultry and fish were introduced after 6 months. All infants were followed up to 24 months. Incidence of allergic diseases up to 24 months was not significantly different among the 3 groups.

Publication types

  • Comparative Study
  • English Abstract

MeSH terms

  • Bottle Feeding
  • Breast Feeding
  • Confidence Intervals
  • Female
  • Follow-Up Studies
  • Humans
  • Hypersensitivity / epidemiology
  • Hypersensitivity / prevention & control*
  • Incidence
  • Infant
  • Infant Food*
  • Infant, Newborn
  • Italy / epidemiology
  • Male
  • Risk
  • Surveys and Questionnaires
  • Time Factors