Advertisement

European Journal of Pediatrics

, Volume 160, Issue 6, pp 382–384 | Cite as

Protein malnutrition due to replacement of milk by rice drink

  • Guy Massa
  • Astrid Vanoppen
  • Philippe Gillis
  • Peter Aerssens
  • Philippe Alliet
  • Marc Raes
ORIGINAL PAPER

Abstract

We present the case of an 8-month-old boy with failure to thrive and hypoalbuminaemia due to protein malnutrition caused by the replacement of milk by a rice drink. All symptoms resolved with an appropriate feeding.

Conclusion Rice drinks are no alternatives to infant milk formulas and carry a serious risk for the development of protein malnutrition.

Key words Failure to thrive Protein malnutrition Rice drink 

Preview

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2001

Authors and Affiliations

  • Guy Massa
    • 1
  • Astrid Vanoppen
    • 1
  • Philippe Gillis
    • 1
  • Peter Aerssens
    • 1
  • Philippe Alliet
    • 1
  • Marc Raes
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Paediatrics, Virga Jesseziekenhuis, Stadsomvaart 11, 3500 Hasselt, Belgium Tel.: +32-11-294310; Fax: +32-11-294311 e-mail: guy.massa@planetinternet.beBE

Personalised recommendations