Is it CMPA?

Is it CMPA?

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Is it CMPA? | Paediatrics

Cows’ milk is one of the most common causes of food allergy, affecting around 1 in 50 infants across Australia and New Zealand.1-2 The majority (92%) of children with milk allergy experience 2 or more symptoms,3 which commonly include: 

Up to 90% prevalence of dermatological symptoms4

    • Eczema
    • Urticaria (hives)
    • Rashes

Up to 60% prevalence of gastrointestinal symptoms4

    • Reflux
    • Blood in stools
    • Vomiting
    • Constipation
    • Diarrhoea

Up to 30% prevalence of respiratory symptoms4

    • Wheezing
    • Coughing
    • Respiratory distress

Hear from mums with CMA children

Reflux at one end, mucousy stools at the other.  Thankfully, my GP found the connection.

A lot of wind and a little rash signalled a bigger problem.

A bright rash covered her face, but her phlegmy throat uncovered the problem.


1The Royal Children’s Hospital Melbourne. Allergy and Immunology: Cows milk allergy. Available at  Accessed November 20202 ASCIA. Information for patients, consumers and carers: Cow’s milk (dairy) allergy. Available at Accessed November 20203 Host A and Halken S. Allergy 1990;45:587-96.4 Fiocchi A et al. WAO Journal 2010; 57–161

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