Mehr SS, Kakakios AM, Kemp AS. Arch Dis Child. 2009;94(3):220–223

PURPOSE OF THE STUDY. To examine the characteristics of children presenting with food protein-induced enterocolitis syndrome (FPIES) attributable to rice and to determine whether there were any differences from those presenting with cow's milk and/or soy FPIES.

STUDY POPULATION. Retrospective study of 31 children presenting with FPIES (14 with rice and 17 with milk/soy) to the Children's Hospital at Westmead, Australia, during a 16-year period (1992–2007).

METHODS. Possible cases of FPIES were identified from the hospital medical record database and from electronically stored departmental letters written by allergists/immunologists. Previously published criteria were used for the diagnosis of FPIES, and cases were differentiated into typical and atypical presentations. The Mann-Whitney U test or Student's t test was used for comparisons between nonparametric and parametric continuous variables. P < .05 was considered significant.

RESULTS. There were 14 children with 26 episodes...

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