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 Post subject: Extreme allergies
PostPosted: Thu Jul 07, 2011 4:13 pm 
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http://abcnews.go.com/GMA/video/parents ... y-14018160

:huggy I sure hope this gets better. That is so nice for them to share that story.

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 Post subject: Re: Extreme allergies
PostPosted: Thu Jul 07, 2011 8:21 pm 
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I feel very overwhelmed after watching this news segment. What an adorable little boy, and so happy. The parents seem really great. I cannot imagine what they've gone through, and to think he could only eat 4 foods, and now only 5. He looks so healthy, which is surprising to me. I hope they are able to slowly introduce new foods. It must be very hard for his parents.

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 Post subject: Re: Extreme allergies
PostPosted: Thu Jul 07, 2011 11:32 pm 
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I saw it too, and it was really heartwarming and daunting at the same time. What an adorable little boy. And now he can have salmon in his diet. What a great milestone.

The only caveat I have is that Food Protein-Induced Enterocolitis Syndrome (FPIES) isn't an IgE mediated condition. It's very serious and leads to some overlapping symptoms, but is not a true allergy, though the story presents it as one. (The media used 'allergy' as a kind of shorthand, perhaps, for a serious food reaction?) The shock people with FPIES suffer is usually from the diarrhea and explosive vomiting. It's not anaphylactic shock. (But apparently, sufferers of FPIES may also have co-existing allergies.)

This reminds me a lot of eosinophilic gasteroenteritis. I wonder if any research has been done into whether eosinophils are found in endoscopies of FPIES patients.


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