Possibili correlazioni tra allergie alimentari ed enuresi

Translated title of the contribution: Possible correlation between food allergies and enuresis

P. Ferrara, A. Schiavino, C. M. D'Aleo, D. Rigante, S. Petrucci, F. Paolini Paoletti, L. Vinti, M. Pardeo, F. Crea, G. Marietti

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Food allergies in children, in addition to most common symptoms, can be associated with less common but likewise significant organic disorders. Many studies demonstrate some children have behaviour disorders when they fall in with an allergen, towards which they are particularly sensitive, and they normalize themselves just removing that allergen from the diet. Moreover, in some children, to eat a particular food allergen can cause enuresis, that heals with the removal of foods from the diet. The best theory is that urinary bladder smooth muscle acts as target organ for the allergen, causing a spasm, with consequent pressure increase, bladder capacity decrease and so enuresis. Most frequently involved foods are chocolate, milk, tomato, spices, citrus fruits, grapes, apple and melon. Thus, it's important, in children affected by enuresis and food allergies, removal of foods from the diet, that, in association with a possible desensitizing treatment, may cure completly enuretic symptomatology too.

Translated title of the contributionPossible correlation between food allergies and enuresis
Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)351-357
Number of pages7
JournalActa Medica Romana
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2002

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  • Medicine(all)


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