FPIES challenge (1822)

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Food Protein Induced Enterocolitis Syndrome (FPIES)

What is an FPIES oral food challenge?

This test is done for a child with FPIES.  It is done to see if your child can safely eat a certain food without causing them to have a reaction (like throwing up or diarrhea). These foods are called trigger foods.  As children get older, they can often start to handle trigger foods.   This is test is important because most children will outgrow FPIES by grade school.

Who should not have a food challenge?

A food challenge should not be done if:

Where is it done?

The food challenge will be done in Children’s Wisconsin Infusion Clinic.  There, if your child has a reaction to the trigger food, IV fluids and medicines can be given to help them right away.

What happens during a clinic food challenge?

1.Questions will be asked and a physical exam will be done.
2.The Infusion Clinic nurse will put an IV in your child’s hand or arm.
3.Your child will be given three small servings of the trigger food over 45 minutes.  
4.Your child will stay in the Infusion Clinic for at least 4 hours.  Clinic staff will watch your child to make sure there is not a reaction to the food.
Fluids and medicines will be given if your child has a reaction to the trigger food.

What are the risks?

How do I get ready for a clinic food challenge?

What happens after a clinic food challenge?



Call your child’s doctor, nurse, or clinic if you have any questions or concerns or if your child has special health care needs that were not covered by this information.