Children with FPIES experience chronic vomiting and diarrhea, usually after consuming dairy or soy products, and are often diagnosed with “failure to thrive” (inadequate weight gain or growth).
FPIES is a serious condition that can require hospitalization in the most extreme cases. Encouragingly, most children outgrow it by age 3 or 4.
Researchers have found that 40 to 80 percent of FPIES patients have a family history of allergic diseases (asthma, hay fever or eczema); 20 percent have a family history of food allergy.
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- Chronic vomiting
- Diarrhea (sometimes bloody)
- Weight loss
- Failure to thrive
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- Soy and dairy products, particularly infant formula
- Some cereal grains, such as rice and oats
- Chicken, turkey and fish
FPIES Management and Treatment
- Avoid the trigger food.
- Follow the allergist’s instructions on what to eat.
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