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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

Kids With Food Allergies (KFA) is a division of the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA). AAFA is the largest and oldest nonprofit patient organization dedicated to asthma and allergies. KFA educates families and communities with practical food allergy management strategies to save lives and improve the quality of life for children and their families. Our online community includes public blogs. To post a comment, you will need to register or sign in. Registered members have access to additional specialized support forums for food allergies. Registration is free!

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