International Consensus Guidelines for the Diagnosis and Management of Food Protein-Induced Enterocolitis Syndrome
Workgroup Report of the Adverse Reactions to Foods Committee, American Academy of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology
Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
Publication Date: March 2017
These guidelines cover the diagnosis and management of Food Protein-Induced Enterocolitis Syndrome (FPIES). The guidelines aim to improve the consistency of support and information provided to patients with FPIES.
Who Are They For?
Healthcare professionals who care for patients with FPIES
Patients with FPIES and their families and caregivers
Any and all professionals that may encounter FPIES patients and families
The guidelines include recommendations on:
- Definition and Clinical Manifestations
- Epidemiology, Diagnosis
- Gastrointestinal Manifestations
- Acute Management
- Nutritional Management
- Natural History
- Future Needs
The International FPIES Association has a global dissemination plan in place for the guidelines that includes outreach to various clinician groups, including allergists, gastroenterologists, pediatricians, and ER physicians, allied health professionals, nurses, dietitians, as well as parents and relevant advocacy groups. There will also be a national outreach plan to reach every allergist in the United States.
For international outreach, the I-FPIES medical advisors and executive board will be traveling to major society meetings to educate providers worldwide, and the guidelines will be made available in many languages through the organization’s partnerships