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Infantile anorexia is a feeding disorder that has its onset around six to nine months.1,2 It is characterised by extreme food refusal and apparent lack of appetite, leading to failure to thrive (poor weight gain).1,2
Infantile anorexia therefore carries significant developmental risks for the child, including growth deficiency, which are particularly dangerous for a growing baby.1,2
Infantile anorexia as a symptom of Cow’s Milk Protein Allergy
Infantile anorexia may be the result of refusal to eat following an aversion to, or a traumatic event associated with the ingestion of a certain food, e.g. cow’s milk protein allergy (CMPA).3
Signs and symptoms related to CMPA
The majority of infants affected with CMPA have at least two symptoms affecting at least two different organ systems.4,5
Having an awareness of the most common symptoms of CMPA can help you to make an earlier diagnosis of CMPA in your patients.
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2. Chatoor I., et al. Pediatrics.2004;113(5):e440–7
3. Steinberg C. BCMJ. 2007; 49(4):183–6
4. Lifschitz C. and Szajewska H Eur J Pediatr. 2015;174:141–50
5. Høst A. Pediatr Allergy Immunol. 1994;5:1–36