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What is food protein-induced enterocolitis syndrome (FPIES)?

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This is a rare allergy in young children. Unlike other food allergies, FPIES won't make your child wheeze, break out in hives, or get a rash. Instead, they may vomit or get diarrhea. Symptoms may not appear for several hours. So you might think your child has a virus or a bug from spoiled food.

FPIES usually starts when your child has formula or solid food. Breast milk doesn't usually trigger it, but it’s possible. Many kids outgrow the allergy by age 3 or 4.

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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