Protein malnutrition due to replacement of milk by rice drink

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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.

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Received: 23 October 2000 / Accepted: 24 January 2001

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Massa, G., Vanoppen, A., Gillis, P. et al. Protein malnutrition due to replacement of milk by rice drink. Eur J Pediatr 160, 382–384 (2001). https://doi.org/10.1007/s004310100746

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  • Key words Failure to thrive
  • Protein malnutrition
  • Rice drink