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Medscape: Study Finds Main Triggers of Rare Food Allergy in French Children

By Lorraine L. Janeczko

In young French children, food protein–induced enterocolitis syndrome (FPIES) tends to arise before 6 months of age and be caused by a few specific foods, according to a February 17 study in Clinical and Translational Allergy.

Children usually outgrow this rare non-IgE-mediated food allergy by the time they begin school, but for some, the condition may last well into childhood.

Jodi A. Shroba, MSN, RN, CPNP, the coordinator for the Food Allergy Program at Children's Mercy Kansas City, Missouri, emphasized the importance of taking patient histories to help diagnose FPIES.

"FPIES is still an enigma to healthcare providers. In the absence of diagnostic biomarkers, diagnosis is based completely on history," Shroba, who also was not involved in the study, told Medscape Medical News.


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