Facts About FPIES

Food Protein-Induced Enterocolitis Syndrome (FPIES)

  • FPIES is a food allergy that affects the gastrointestinal (GI) tract
  • FPIES is under-recognized and frequently misdiagnosed*
  • Children with FPIES are subject to profound vomiting, diarrhea, and dehydration
  • Children with FPIES may experience severe changes in body temperature, blood pressure, shock and lethargy*
  • FPIES is not a typical food allergy and will not show up on standard allergy tests
  • Classic symptoms tend to present within 2-3 hours after consuming a trigger food
  • Common trigger foods include dairy or soy products.
  • Solid trigger foods include rice, wheat, oat, barley, chicken, turkey, green peas, sweet potatoes, lentils, eggs, and peanuts*

References

*Caubet, J. and Nowak-Wegrzyn, A. Current Understanding of Immune Mechanisms of FPIES. Expert Review. Clinical Immunology. 2011; 7(3), 317-327.

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