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Kid Diagnosed with FPIES, Mother is Vegetarian

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created April 01, 2013 at 3:53 PM

I just finished reading the following article:

http://abcnews.go.com/Health/weird-food-allergy-stresses-moms-baffles-doctors/story?id=18843611

In the first case noted the child who was diagnosed with food protein induced entercolitis syndrome (FPIES) had a vegetarian mother. Could there be a correlation between FPIES and the mother's vegetarianism?

This is the first time I've ever heard of this allergy. Does anyone have any knowledge about FPIES that could offer some information about this allergy?

This is a broad question. All comments and information are welcome.

F5a0ddffcf9ef5beca864050f090a790

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on April 02, 2013
at 04:11 AM

@Lumifer http://vimeo.com/10507542

800e726cb5dff569fd8edf604c3e2793

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on April 02, 2013
at 12:53 AM

@VB

32f5749fa6cf7adbeb0b0b031ba82b46

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on April 02, 2013
at 12:42 AM

Or in 3 years, the child will outgrow it.

F5a0ddffcf9ef5beca864050f090a790

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on April 01, 2013
at 08:11 PM

It is the cause. Autism and many other diseases start with bad gut flora.

800e726cb5dff569fd8edf604c3e2793

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on April 01, 2013
at 07:58 PM

I'm pretty sure it's MUCH more than just bad gut flora...

97d98cdf2f18fa2c0bd8567ea1159609

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on April 01, 2013
at 05:41 PM

It very well could simply be poor genetics. This allergy seems to be rare which is why I would be interested in learning about what could potentially cause something like this to form. This article was the first I've ever heard of it before.

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F5a0ddffcf9ef5beca864050f090a790

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on April 01, 2013
at 06:18 PM

Here is my take on it. I am not a doctor, so take it for what it's worth.

  1. Both mothers probably had a very bad gut flora. One from being a vegetarian and another one from ... I don't know... SAD diet? Whatever.

  2. Their mothers' insufficient flora made their children's guts lack beneficial bacteria, hence all the allergies. Notice how one kid could not drink his mother's milk? Guess what? Gut bacteria did not have a chance.

  3. Now for the treatment. First, they need to do a Metametrix stool analysis. Then years on sauerkraut juice added to.... peanut butter. Notice how everything he can eat has some sugar or carbs in it - lactose, starch, fructose. If worse comes to worst, he might need a fecal transplant.

Just putting my two cents in.

32f5749fa6cf7adbeb0b0b031ba82b46

(41747)

on April 02, 2013
at 12:42 AM

Or in 3 years, the child will outgrow it.

F5a0ddffcf9ef5beca864050f090a790

(15515)

on April 01, 2013
at 08:11 PM

It is the cause. Autism and many other diseases start with bad gut flora.

800e726cb5dff569fd8edf604c3e2793

(1655)

on April 02, 2013
at 12:53 AM

@VB

F5a0ddffcf9ef5beca864050f090a790

(15515)

on April 02, 2013
at 04:11 AM

@Lumifer http://vimeo.com/10507542

800e726cb5dff569fd8edf604c3e2793

(1655)

on April 01, 2013
at 07:58 PM

I'm pretty sure it's MUCH more than just bad gut flora...

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4b5be253ac1981c690689cab7e4bf06d

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on April 02, 2013
at 12:36 AM

There is a blog about a woman who "cured" (and/or drastically reduced the severity of) FPIES with a very restrictive GAPS diet.

http://blog.elliebellyupdates.com/

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800e726cb5dff569fd8edf604c3e2793

on April 01, 2013
at 04:12 PM

There are links in that article you could follow...

But it's hard to say anything definite based on a mass-media article. I suspect the poor kid was dealt a lousy hand in the genetic lottery. There is no mention of a mechanism for this illness, so it's really hard to say what's going on there. Clearly it's not just reaction to (animal) protein as he can drink milk...

I don't think this has anything to do with the vegetarianism of his mother.

97d98cdf2f18fa2c0bd8567ea1159609

(1047)

on April 01, 2013
at 05:41 PM

It very well could simply be poor genetics. This allergy seems to be rare which is why I would be interested in learning about what could potentially cause something like this to form. This article was the first I've ever heard of it before.

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