I've just finished reading the article in the May, 1970 issue of Pediatrics, entitled, "Recurrent Abdominal Pain in Childhood," and I am writing to suggest respectfully that many of the 102 children who were studied and hospitalized might suffer from food intolerance or allergy. Such an allergic diagnosis can be made rather simply by an elimination diet. The most common foods implicated in producing allergic abdominal pain are milk, chocolate, corn, citrus, egg, legumes, and wheat. Disappearance of the symptoms on such a diet usually will occur within 7 to 10 days.

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