Diagnosis and Testing

Food Protein-Induced Enterocolitis Syndrome (FPIES) affects primarily young children, particularly during infancy with the early introduction of additional foods.


Treatment and Managing Reactions

The only way to prevent a Food Protein-Induced Enterocolitis Syndrome (FPIES) reaction is to strictly avoid the culprit food in the diet. The same is true for the breast-feeding mother if there is a clear connection between breast milk intake and the baby’s symptoms.

Hypotension and Shock

Symptoms of low blood pressure and shock can include: pale or bluish skin, agitation, lethargy, confusion or reduced consciousness, and shallow breathing. If one feels for a pulse, it may be faster and weaker feeling than usual.


Oral Food Challenge

An oral food challenge (OFC) for Food Protein-Induced Enterocolitis Syndrome (FPIES) is a procedure completed by a trained nurse and supervised by a physician in a medically supervised setting.

Related Conditions

There are a multitude of conditions that can mimic an acute episode of Food Protein-Induced Enterocolitis Syndrome (FPIES). In many cases, this often leads an initial misdiagnosis. Further, there is no specific testing for FPIES, it is currently diagnosed based on clinical symptoms and timing.