SciELO - Scientific Electronic Library Online

 
vol.107 número9Central-line-associated bloodstream infections in a resource-limited South African neonatal intensive care unitA review of antenatal corticosteroid use in premature neonates in a middle-income country índice de autoresíndice de assuntospesquisa de artigos
Home Pagelista alfabética de periódicos  

Serviços Personalizados

Artigo

Indicadores

Links relacionados

  • Em processo de indexaçãoCitado por Google
  • Em processo de indexaçãoSimilares em Google

Compartilhar


SAMJ: South African Medical Journal

versão On-line ISSN 2078-5135
versão impressa ISSN 0256-9574

Resumo

LEVIN, M E et al. Residual allergenicity of amino acid-based and extensively hydrolysed cow's milk formulas. SAMJ, S. Afr. med. j. [online]. 2017, vol.107, n.9, pp.763-767. ISSN 2078-5135.  http://dx.doi.org/10.7196/samj.2017.v107i9.12137.

BACKGROUND. Criteria for labelling infant feeds as suitable for the dietary management of cow's milk protein allergy (CMPA) rely on proving the hypoallergenicity of such feeds or clinical studies showing that the feeds are tolerated by 90% of children with proven CMPA. South African (SA) labelling legislation does not indicate what testing is necessary to prove hypoallergenicity. OBJECTIVES. To evaluate all extensively hydrolysed cow's milk formulas and amino acid-based formulas available in SA for residual allergen content, protein size and amino-acid content. RESULTS. All amino-acid and extensively hydrolysed formulas were found to be similar in composition, with no residual cow's milk allergens detectable by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay. Furthermore, proteins were absent and only small molecules in the size range of amino acids and possibly of very small oligopeptides were detected. CONCLUSIONS. These findings indicate that the formulas are extremely likely to be compliant with the definition of hypoallergenicity as tolerance in 90% of proven sufferers from cow's milk allergy. The formulas may therefore be labelled as suitable for the dietary management of infants with CMPA.

        · texto em Inglês     · Inglês ( pdf )

 

Creative Commons License Todo o conteúdo deste periódico, exceto onde está identificado, está licenciado sob uma Licença Creative Commons