Child vomiting after rice, oats or chicken?

The little-known food protein-induced enterocolitis syndrome could be more common than we think, say researchers
Clare Pain

Babies and toddlers presenting with profuse vomiting shortly after consuming rice, oats, chicken, cows’ milk or eggs may have a little-known condition called food protein-induced enterocolitis syndrome (FPIES).

Clinicians should consider the diagnosis when a child aged under two vomits 1-4 hours after ingesting a suspect food, despite having no IgE-mediated allergic skin or respiratory responses, according to a review in the Medical Journal of Australia.