Nutritional management of food protein-induced enterocolitis syndrome

Carina Venter, Marion Groetch

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Abstract

Purpose of review: To summarize the latest information on the nutritional management of food protein-induced enterocolitis syndrome (FPIES), focusing on the foods implicated and how to avoid these whilst maintaining a nutritionally sound diet.

Recent findings: A number of foods are implicated in FPIES such as milk, soy and grains, particularly rice. The number of foods implicated in FPIES per individual differs, but the majority of reported cases have two or fewer food triggers involved.

Summary: FPIES is a complex presentation of non-IgE-mediated food allergy. Dietary management is complicated as both common food allergens as well as atypical food allergens can trigger FPIES. Sound nutritional advice is required to ensure appropriate food avoidance, adequate consumption of other foods and sufficient nutritional intake to maintain and ensure growth and development.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)255-262
Number of pages8
JournalCurrent Opinion in Allergy and Clinical Immunology
Volume14
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jun 2014

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