The Cows' Milk Allergy Symptom Scoring Tool - CoMiSS

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Description

Shortening the Journey to diagnosing Cows’ Milk Allergy (CMA): CMA is the most common infant food allergy in the first year of life; yet its range of non-specific symptoms make it difficult to recognise, leading to delays in therapeutic intervention. In fact, often the greatest challenge is identifying the condition itself.

Experts, supported by Nestlé Health Science, have introduced a simple to use scoring tool – the Cows’ Milk Related Symptom Score (CoMiSSTM) – enabling primary healthcare professionals to more efficiently interpret symptoms and consider earlier intervention.

CoMiSSTM will significantly aid in raising awareness of CMA to help support in the diagnosis of this common infant allergy.

To find out more about how healthcare professionals can be empowered through the CoMiSSTM system, visit here



CoMiSSTM is not an awareness tool.







IMPORTANT NOTICE: Mothers should be encouraged to continue breastfeeding even when their infants have cows’ milk protein allergy. This usually requires qualified dietary counselling to completely exclude all sources of cows’ milk protein from the mothers’ diet. If a decision to use a special formula intended for infants is taken, it is important to give instructions on correct preparation methods, emphasising that unboiled water, unsterilised bottles or incorrect dilution can all lead to illness. Formula for special medical purposes intended for infants must be used under medical supervision.
Tags
Cows' Milk Allergy
Presenters
Professor Yvan Vandeplas
Professor Christophe Dupont

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