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Because reintroduction of an eliminated food may result in a life threatening allergic reaction, this intervention should never be undertaken without first consulting your DFAC allergist. In young children EoE often presents with symptoms of persistent abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting and poor appetite, which may result in difficulty gaining weight. With continued inflammation of the esophagus, individuals may develop strictures, which are bands of tissue that narrow the esophagus and prevent food from passing through easily.
Other common gastrointestinal disorders e. A diagnosis of EoE is confirmed with esophageal biopsies obtained by an esophagogastroduodenoscopy EGD. This procedure, which is performed by a gastroenterologist, involves inserting a flexible scope through the mouth and down the esophagus while the patient is under sedation. The doctor examines the lining of the esophagus, stomach and the first segment of the small intestine for signs of eosinophilic inflammation and takes small pieces of tissue to be examined by a pathologist.
The presence of high numbers of eosinophils on esophageal biopsies supports a clinical diagnosis of EoE.
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As is the case with most chronic inflammatory disorders, EoE is more easily diagnosed than treated. Swallowing an inhaled topical corticosteroid medication e. It may be necessary to take one of these medications for months or even years to keep the inflammation under control. Fortunately, these medications are poorly absorbed from the gastrointestinal tract into the bloodstream, so side effects are minimal with long term use.
Foods most commonly implicated in EoE include milk, wheat, soy, egg, peanuts, tree nuts and seafood. Food allergy testing methods used in evaluating EoE include allergy skin prick testing, serum IgE testing, and patch testing. More than one kind of food allergy testing may be needed to identify foods suspected of driving the inflammation. The only way to correlate the results of food allergy testing with EoE is to obtain biopsies of the esophagus before and months after eliminating the food s in question.
Because dietary restrictions may lead to nutritional deficiencies and esophageal biopsies require anesthesia, the potential benefits and risks of such interventions must be considered carefully on a case-by-case basis. EoE is a chronic, potentially lifelong condition. With the right treatment plan, however, individuals with this disorder can live full and productive lives.
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FPIES is a food hypersensitivity disorder of suspected but unproven immunologic cause. Symptoms may range from fussiness and vomiting to chronic diarrhea and failure to gain weight. Stools are sometimes blood streaked or even bloody. Dietary elimination followed by reintroduction of the offending protein several weeks later as may occur in babies with multiple formula intolerances may lead to very severe vomiting and diarrhea, resulting in dehydration and need for intravenous fluids replacement in and even shock in the most extreme cases.
Unfortunately, there are no available skin tests or blood tests to confirm or exclude a diagnosis of FPIES. The diagnosis is made based on clinical history alone after exclusion of other possible causes of chronic gastrointestinal symptoms. Observing resolution of symptoms with dietary avoidance of the offending food s and recurrence of symptoms with accidental ingestions is further supportive evidence of the clinical diagnosis.
Prolonged dietary avoidance of the offending food is the only available treatment. By Jill Robbins By Elizabeth Gordon By RoseMarie Emro By Kelly Rudnicki By Tamar Warga Many of them went well; egg did not. He threw up and broke out into hives. In subsequent weeks, as we were trying other foods, he developed rashes and had other strange reactions.
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As we were a few short weeks from a big international trip , we insisted that the doctors run a blood test so we could see what his other allergies were before we left. We had no idea that we would find out that he was off-the-charts allergic to peanuts.
We were given Epi-pens before we left on our trip. The next several months were extremely stressful.
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The medical information was confusing: we went to an allergist who did a skin test, some of which contradicted the blood test. We did a second blood test since we learned that the first one was the incorrect blood test. The skin test results still contradicted the blood test but the allergist said to listen to the blood test results and to ignore his skin test results.
Enormously frustrated by this response, we discontinued our service with him.
The contradictions continued: we discovered that the numbers from the blood tests meant the likelihood of having a reaction but then were simultaneously told other things. Mostly what we learned was that the allergy world does not have any simple answers and that we would very likely not understand the ones that were available. Without knowing more, we had to confront how to deal with the reality of the allergies. For his first birthday , instead of a cake, he got chocolate pudding which he gleefully splattered all over himself and the table.