Childhood Lactose Intolerance

Paul Vlachos, Dimitrios Liakakos, Ekaterini Boviatsi, Theodore M. Bayless, David Paige, Shi Shung Huang, Benjamin Rothfield

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To the Editor: We read with interest the article by Bayless et al.1and the letter by Shwachman and Lebenthal.2We have used the lactose tolerance test to study 40 apparently normal children six months to 12 years of age, in an attempt to determine the frequency of lactose intolerance. The children were divided into two groups: 20 children between six months and three years, and 20 between five and 12 years of age. The frequency of lactose intolerance was 30 per cent in the first group but 60 per cent in the second. Doxiadis and Papageorgiadis3reported lactose.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)163-164
Number of pages2
JournalNew England Journal of Medicine
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jan 15 1976

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