J Pediatr Intensive Care 2020; 09(04): 287-289
DOI: 10.1055/s-0040-1705184
Case Report

A 5-Month-Old Infant with Cardiorespiratory Arrest Caused by Food Protein-Induced Enterocolitis Syndrome to Cow's Milk Proteins

Martina Quattromani
1  Department of Pediatric Allergology, Regina Margherita Children's Hospital, Turin, Italy
,
Roberta Calzedda
1  Department of Pediatric Allergology, Regina Margherita Children's Hospital, Turin, Italy
,
Giovanna Monti
1  Department of Pediatric Allergology, Regina Margherita Children's Hospital, Turin, Italy
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Abstract

Food protein-induced enterocolitis syndrome (FPIES) is a nonimmunoglobulin E cell-mediated food allergy, which occurs predominantly in infants and young children. The most commonly incriminated triggers are cow's milk (CM), soy, and grains. Acute FPIES can be potentially life-threatening and culminate in shock requiring fluid resuscitation in at least 15% of the cases. To our knowledge, there have been no reports in literature of cardiorespiratory arrest induced by acute FPIES. We describe the first case of cardiorespiratory arrest occurred after accidental ingestion of a CM-based formula in a 5-month-old infant with previous diagnosis of FPIES to CM.



Publication History

Received: 28 November 2019

Accepted: 31 January 2020

Publication Date:
06 March 2020 (online)

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