What is Mast Cell Activation Disorder, or MCAD? What does it look like? How do you find out if you have it? How do you treat it? I’ve mentioned MCAD (Mast Cell Activation Disorder, aka MCAS – or Mast Cell Activation Syndrome) before, and many of my readers are, unfortunately, … Continue reading
What is FPIES?
FPIES stands for Food Protein Induced Enterocolitis Syndrome. It is a rare food allergy that affects the gastrointestinal system. Reactions are delayed onset, usually 2-4 hours after a trigger food is eaten, but sometimes even longer than that.
Children with FPIES have symptoms that range from severe (violent vomiting to bile and hypovolemic shock) to mild (bloody diarrhea, sleep disturbances).
There is no test for FPIES. It is diagnosed by clinical observation and ruling out other possibilities.
There also are no tests to determine trigger foods. FPIES parents must simply feed their child a food, then wait to see if they react.
Find out more: Click on "FPIES Links" at the top!
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