Atopic dermatitis and breast feeding of Somali children living in Somalia and in Italy 1991

A. F. Asseyr, A. A. Botan, M. G. Ziruolo*, L. Businco* Department of Pediatrics, Somali National University, and *Division of Allergy and Immunology, University ”La Sapienza”, Rome, Ital
The aim of this study was to investigate the feeding habits in the first year of life and prevalence of atopic dermatitis (AD) in a group of Somali children born and living in Italy and in a group of Somali children born and living in Somalia. The first group comprised 59 children (median age 15 months; range: 12-24 months) and the second group 95 children (median age 16 months; range: 12-24 months). The mothers were asked to fill in a questionnaire on the duration of breast feeding and weaning age of their children. In the Somali children born and living in Rome we observed earlier introduction of cow’s milk (p<O.OOl), and earlier weaning (p<O.OOl). The prevalence of AD was higher in the Somali children born and living in Italy (pt0.001).

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