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Table 2 Symptom-based score according to Vandenplas et al. [5]

From: Debates in allergy medicine: food intolerance does not exist

Symptom Score
Crying 0–6 0: 1 h/day
1: 1–1.5 h/day
2: 1.5–2 h/day
3: 2–3 h/day
4: 3–4 h/day
5: 4–5 h/day
6: >5 h/day
Regurgitation 0–6 0: 0–2 episodes/day
1: ≥3 to ≤5 of small volume
2: >5 episodes of >1 coffee spoon
3: >5 episodes of ± half of the feedings in < half of the feedings
4: continuous regurgitations of small volumes > 30 min after each feeding
5: regurgitation of half to complete volume of a feeding in at least half of the feedings
6: regurgitation of the complete volume after each feeding
Stools (according to Bristol scale) 0–6 4: type 1 and 2 (hard stools)a
0: type 3 and 4 (normal stools)
2: type 5 (soft stool)
4: type 6 (liquid stool, if unrelated to infection)
6: type 7 (watery stools)
Dermatological symptoms 0–6 Atopic eczema
Head–neck–trunk Arms–hands–legs–feet
Absent 0 0
Mild 1 1
Moderate 2 2
Severe 3 3
  0–6 Urticaria (no: 0/yes: 6)
Respiratory symptoms 0–3 0: no respiratory symptoms
1: slight symptom
2: mild symptoms
3: severe symptoms
  1. aCompare constipation in Table 2, my remark
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