By Melanie Potock, MA, CCC-SLP

Food Protein-Induced Enterocolitis Syndrome (FPIES) is a condition primarily affecting infants and young children that wreaks havoc on the gastrointestinal tract. According to the FPIES Foundation, “…symptoms include profuse vomiting, diarrhea, and dehydration. These symptoms can lead to severe lethargy, change in body temperature and blood pressure.” Further complications include electrolyte imbalance, shock, and severe medical complications. What may appear to be yet another stomach flu may be a debilitating condition triggered by proteins in certain foods that requires immediate medical intervention.

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