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What are symptoms of food protein-induced enterocolitis syndrome (FPIES)?

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This is a rare allergy in young children. Your baby may throw up over and over and get diarrhea several hours after eating. Some children have symptoms that get worse over time, and they may not grow like they should.

Severe attacks can lead to dehydration and shock. That can cause a sudden drop in blood pressure or body temperature. If you notice these signs, take your child to the hospital right away:

  • Apparent confusion
  • Cool or clammy skin
  • Extreme thirst
  • Pale or even blue skin
  • Shallow breaths
  • Sluggishness or tiredness
  • Weak pulse

SOURCES:

Kids With Food Allergies: Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America.

The FPIES Foundation: "About Food Protein-Induced Enterocolitis Syndrome."

American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology: "Food Protein-Induced Enterocolitis Syndrome (FPIES)."

American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology: "Food Protein-Induced Enterocolitis Syndrome (FPIES)."

Reviewed by Dan Brennan on October 16, 2018

SOURCES:

Kids With Food Allergies: Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America.

The FPIES Foundation: "About Food Protein-Induced Enterocolitis Syndrome."

American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology: "Food Protein-Induced Enterocolitis Syndrome (FPIES)."

American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology: "Food Protein-Induced Enterocolitis Syndrome (FPIES)."

Reviewed by Dan Brennan on October 16, 2018

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