Table 2

Presenting symptoms of all 124 eligible children
Symptom Number of patients (%)
Gastrointestinal tract
Vomiting 30 (24.2%)
Diarrhea 17 (13.7%)
Constipation 14 (11.3%)
Colic 24 (19.4%)
Bloody stool 17 (13.7%)
Abdominal pain 3 (2.4%)
Feeding problems 15 (12.1%)
Respiratory tract
Dyspnea and wheezing 13 (10.5%)
Skin manifestations
Eczema 50 (40.3%)
Swelling 5 (4.0%)
Urticaria 3 (2.4%)
Erythematous exanthema 10 (8.1%)
Other
Excessive crying 59 (47.6%)
Positive family history 8 (6.5%)*

Feeding problems were significantly more often present in the DBPCFC-negative group (p=0.046).

‡ Swelling was significantly more often present in the DBPCFC-positive group (p=0.023).

*In these 8 children the positive family history was one of the reasons for performing the double-blind placebo-controlled food challenge. In total 65 children (52.4%) had a positive family history.

Dambacher et al.

Dambacher et al. Nutrition Journal 2013 12:22   doi:10.1186/1475-2891-12-22

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