Table 1

Clinical data of breast fed children with allergic proctocolitis

Mean age at onset7.5 weeks (5–10 weeks)
Previous hospital care due to rectal bleeding4/11
Haematochezia or blood streaked stool9/11
Gross bleeding through the rectum2/11
Diarrhoea (frequent bowel movements)11/11
Abdominal pain or distension4/11
Anal fissure or perianal dermatitis0/11
Hypoalbuminaemia (<35 g/l)1/7
Leucocytosis (>12 × 109/l)2/11
Peripheral eosinophilia (>6%)3/11
Eosinophilic colitis5/5
Lymphonodular hyperplasia4/5