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Alice, a 7-year-old who has experienced gastrointestinal distress, vomiting, and urticaria after consuming products with milk, visits her healthcare professional for testing.
Her healthcare professional conducts a full clinical history and physical examination and decides to test using whole milk with reflex to components.
These results, together with this patient's case history and symptoms, help her healthcare professional confirm the diagnosis.
|ImmunoCAPTM test results (kUA /l)|
|Milk||Whole Allergen||12 kU/L|
|Bos d 4 (α-lactalbumin)||Allergen Component||1.22|
|Bos d 5 (β-lactoglobulin)||Allergen Component||0.10|
|Bos d 8 (casein)||Allergen Component||7.53|
Alice's sensitization to α-lactalbumin and significant levels of IgE to casein indicates a risk for reaction to all forms of milk. 1
Healthcare professional's management plan
Alice has continued to keep milk out of her diet and is doing well.
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Tosca MA, Pistorio A, Rossi GA, Ciprandi G. Cow’s Milk Allergy: the Relevance of IgE. Allergy, Asthma & Immunology Research. 2016;8(1):86-87. doi:10.4168/aair.2016.8.1.86.