Lysozyme, a new allergen in donkey's milk.
In addition to its cosmetic properties, well known since antiquity, donkey's milk (DM) has gained attention as a substitute for cow's milk (CM) in CM allergic patients. Different mammalian milks have been investigated in order to find valid alternatives of CM, which is highly cross-reactive with goat's and sheep's milk proteins, but not with camel, horse milk (HM) and DM, which are tolerated by more than 80% of CM allergic children. However, anaphylactic reactions to DM were reported in few of these children(2) and in one adult. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.