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Food Allergy Disorder (FPIES) Stresses Moms, Baffles Doctors

ABC News reports on Food Protein Induced Enterocolitis Syndrome (FPIES), a non-IgE disorder that is difficult to diagnose because the symptoms mimic a gastrointestinal virus.

 

"Experts have no idea how many children suffer from FPIES and there is no diagnostic code to help doctors identify it. In FPIES, there is an allergic reaction in the gastrointestinal system. The most common triggers are milk and soy, but any food, even rice and oats, can cause a reaction. Unlike most food allergies, an FPIES reaction is delayed and usually begins two hours after ingestion of food culprits."  


Read more at ABC News: http://abcnews.go.com/Health/w...rs/story?id=18843611

 

Kids With Food Allergies Foundation has a support forum dedicated for parents managing FPIES (registration is free): http://community.kidswithfooda...layForum/forum/fpies

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