Katarína Ištvanková, Monika Cvancigerová, Jaroslav Fábry
Lactose intolerance is a generally well known and spread diagnosis with its distinct importance especially in case of
children patients. The diagnosis of Lactose Intolerance requires restricted milk and dairy products consumption, which,
in turn, leads to lower intake of must-eat nutrients for children. Therefore, setting the diagnosis and consequent treatment
precautions must be based on relevant diagnostic procedures and lab tests. There is enough info on the issue
being published, yet, the two concepts Intolerance and Allergy are still being mixed up. One encounters wrong or mischieving
diagnostic methods, as well.
The article explains the issue of Lactose Intolerance. It gives us answers why some laboratory tests used in diagnosing
not only lactose but milk protein intolerance, as well, are mischieving and not based on truth. Improper use of the
above mentioned may lead to false diagnostics, which, in turn, leads to unnecessary diet restrictions that may influence
child’s further physical development.