Food Allergy with a Focus on Cow’s Milk Protein Allergy (CMPA)
There has been an increase in the prevalence of food allergies within the last 10 years, with the most affected population being the children. While the prevalence varies from countries and methods of diagnosis, this raises the alarm for the second wave of the allergic epidemic with the rise of instances of anaphylaxis. This presentation sheds light on how to differentiate and identify allergies versus intolerances, and the risk factors for food allergies. At the same time, it gives focus to Cow's Milk Protein Allergy (CMPA) that has a prevalence rate of up to 3% in the first years of life. The techniques to achieve tolerance to cow's milk, the symptoms of CMPA and how to identify it against other forms of hypersensitivities, and diagnosis of the allergy are discussed further in the tutorial as means to combat this possibly life-threatening condition.