TI- The Contribution of Some Constitutional Factors (Genetic) to the Development of Cows Milk and Gluten Intolerance in Children.
AU- Kaczmarski M; Kurzatkowska B
CS- Department of Childrens Infectious Diseases, Medical Academy in BiaLystok, Poland.
JN- Rocz Akad Med Bialymst; 33-34 p167-76
PY- 89 1988

AB- The role of genetic factors in the development of cows milk and gluten intolerance among hospitalized children was the subject of analysis made by the authors. The patients were hospitalized at the Clinic of Infectious Diseases of Children during 1973-1982. The first group consisted of 45 children whose ages ranged from 5 months to 5 years (gluten intolerance group), and the second group consisted of 50 children whose ages ranged from 2 months to 5 years (cows milk intolerance group). The study found that symptoms of the trait appeared in 34% of the family members of the children with milk intolerance, and 4.4% of the family members of the children with gluten intolerance. Coeliac disease was observed in 13.3% of the family members of the gluten intolerance group, and 10.8% psychic and/or diabetes disease was found in the same group. The data suggests that the illnesses discussed occur more frequently in members of the same family compared to control groups. This finding can speak for the participation of genetic factors in the development of these types of intolerance among family members.

Study: Factors of Cows Milk and Gluten Intolerance*

Symptom Group Family Members w/ Same Symptoms Family Members w/ Psychic and/or Diabetes Disease Family Members w/ Celiac Disease
45 Children w/ Gluten Intolerance 4.4% 10.8% 13.3%
50 Children w/ Cows Milk Intolerance 34% N/A N/A

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