Clinical diagnosis and management of food protein-induced enterocolitis syndrome

Background & Summary: Food protein-induced enterocolitis syndrome (FPIES) is a delayed food allergy primarily seen in young infants. Vomiting, lethargy, and diarrhea are common symptoms.  Milk and soy proteins in formula are the primary triggers. These infants may develop additional


Nutritional aspects in diagnosis and management of food hypersensitivity-the dietitians role

Background & Summary: In most settings, the dietitian’s role in food hypersensitivity nutrition care is limited to nutrition education based on a physician prescribed restriction. This interesting article provides an opportunity to look beyond that role. Questions the dietitian (or


Probiotics in the development and treatment of allergic disease

Background & Summary: An infant’s intestinal microbiota may impact the development of food allergy and other inflammatory diseases. The mother’s microbiota is an important determinant of the type and quantity of microbiota that are established in the infant.  The mother


Factors influencing food choices of food-allergic consumers: findings from focus groups

Background & Summary: Forty six adults participated in a focus group investigating factors that influence food choice. Participants were either: diagnosed with food allergy (IgE – immediate), self-reported food allergy/intolerance or had no food allergy concerns. The restricted diet participants,