A New Form of Food Reactivity

Wednesday, 10 April 2013 by | Comments: 1
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Food Protein Enterocolitis (FPIES) may be a new term to you, but as with a number of emerging subsets of food reactivity it appears to be a little over half as common as IgE food responses (0.34% by 1 year of age; immunoglobulin E-mediated cow’s milk allergy was 0.5%.). So whilst you may not see a case directly in practice, understanding its process and symptoms as well as treatments will prepare you for those cases that seem to fail to respond to normal approaches.

Food Protein Induced Enterocolitis Syndrome (FPIES) is an allergic reaction in the gastrointestinal system. The most common triggers are milk and soy, but any food (even those thought to be hypoallergenic e.g. rice, oat) can cause an FPIES reaction. FPIES typically starts within the first year of life.[1]