Lactose Intolerance: Common Misunderstandings

Posted: Mar 20,2019

There is ongoing confusion between lactose intolerance (LI) and cow’s milk allergy (CMA) which may lead to misdiagnosis and inappropriate dietary management. The treatment of LI involves the reduction, but not complete elimination, of lactose-containing foods. By contrast, the majority of infants with CMA can tolerate lactose, except when an enteropathy with secondary lactase deficiency is present. This infographics presents in a very easy and practical way clinical differences between both conditions, helping limit misunderstandings in diagnosing and managing these conditions.