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Welcome to I-FPIES

The International FPIES Association (I-FPIES) is a 501(c)3 patient organization dedicated to improving the diagnosis, treatment and quality of life for those with FPIES through advocacy, education, support, and research.

I-FPIES Support Links

Our support programs and resources offer guidance and empowerment to families caring for a loved one with FPIES.

 

 

Support Groups

Discover a new model of support for families challenged by FPIES.

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Emotional & Social Issues

Get helpful tips and strategies to navigate the emotional and social challenges of life with FPIES.

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Recipe Center

Stuck in a recipe rut? Get inspired in the kitchen with recipes contributed by other FPIES families.

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  • FPIES Research
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  • About I-FPIES
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Research holds the answers! Learn how the latest research and publications are putting a spotlight on FPIES and improving our understanding of this condition.

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About I-FPIES.

The International FPIES Association (I-FPIES) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization whose mission is to improve the quality of life for patients and families affected by Food Protein-Induced Enterocolitis Syndrome (FPIES). We strive to be a worldwide leader in FPIES awareness and the issues surrounding this condition. I-FPIES focuses on providing educational resources, support services, advocacy through action, and the development of groundbreaking research through our partnership with the medical community.

FPIES FAQ

  • What is FPIES? +

    FPIES is a non-IgE form of food allergy that primarily affects the gastrointestinal system. It typically begins in infancy.
  • What are the symptoms? +

    Symptoms occur roughly two hours after ingestion and include severe, repetitive vomiting, diarrhea, lethargy, dehydration, and low blood pressure and body temperature.
  • How is it diagnosed? +

    FPIES is usually diagnosed clinically based on medical history and examination. There are no simple lab tests to identify triggers; food-specific IgE tests and skin prick tests are typically negative.
  • What foods can cause a reaction? +

    The most common foods are cow’s milk, soy, rice and oats, but any food can cause an FPIES reaction. Most children are allergic to one or two foods.
  • How is it treated? +

    Strict avoidance of the offending food is the required treatment. While there are no curative therapies currently available, I-FPIES works with a dedicated team of physicians who are committed to finding answers.
  • Why is awareness important? +

    FPIES symptoms may be severe and are often misdiagnosed as the “flu” or an infection. Symptoms can also mimic those of other similar conditions.
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Reviews From GreatNonProfits.com

  • I have to say that I am beyond impressed by this organization. I just got back from the FPIES Education Conference they hosted and it was an incredible experience. I was floored by all their doing to help families. The conference answered so many of the questions I had.
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