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What causes 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. The syndrome is caused by cells in your child's immune system that react badly to certain foods. This leads to a severe reaction in the gastrointestinal tract.

Many, if not most, kids who have this condition have family members who also have other types of allergies such as hay fever or eczema skin rashes.

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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