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Two uncommon gastrointestinal (GI) disorders that are almost always limited to pediatrics include Food Protein Induced Enterocolitis (FPIES) and Eosinophilic Esophagitis (EoE). FPIES is a serious condition in where children can be admitted to the ICU from severe hypotension and other symptoms that can resemble shock. EoE is another type of severe food allergy in which symptoms may occur during childhood but can extend into adolescence and adulthood. These conditions require different types of diagnostic testing and treatments but both require restrictive diets. Both of these conditions can affect growth and development, school performance and overall quality of life because of the dietary modifications that need to be undertaken. This session will include discussion of symptoms, diagnosis, medical treatment and diet therapy for both of these conditions.
CPE Level: 3
Learning Codes: 5110, 5070, 5220
- Describe two pediatric GI disorders that require nutritional interventions.
- Identify common symptoms associated with a classic presentation of a patient with eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE), understand how one is diagnosed with EoE and be knowledgeable about the treatment options available to patients with EoE.
- Summarize common symptoms identified with a classic presentation of a patient with food protein induced enterocolitis (FPIES), diagnosis of the condition, causative foods that are frequently implicated and nutrition therapy as a treatment modality.
- Kelly Fugok, RDN, CSP, LDN
- Terri Brown-Whitehorn, MD
Moderator and Program Planner
Planned with the Pediatric Nutrition Practice Group