Multiple food hypersensitivity as a cause of refractory chronic constipation in adults

@article{Carroccio2006MultipleFH,
  title={Multiple food hypersensitivity as a cause of refractory chronic constipation in adults},
  author={Antonio Carroccio and Lidia Di Prima and Giuseppe Iacono and Ada Maria Florena and Francesco D'Arpa and Carmelo Scium{\'e} and Angelo B. Cefal{\`u} and Davide Noto and Maurizio Rocco Averna},
  journal={Scandinavian Journal of Gastroenterology},
  year={2006},
  volume={41},
  pages={498 - 504}
}
Chronic constipation that is unresponsive to laxative treatment is a severe illness, but children unresponsive to laxatives have been successfully treated with an elimination diet. [] Key Method Four patients with refractory constipation who were unresponsive to high doses of laxatives were put on an oligo-antigenic diet and underwent successive double-blind, placebo-controlled, food challenges (DBPFC).

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