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Year : 2021  |  Volume : 10  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 130-132

Food protein-induced enterocolitis mimics surgical emergency in a neonate: A case report

1 College of Medicine, King Saud Bin AbdulazizUniversity for Health Sciences, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
2 Department of Surgery, King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Centre, Jeddah; Department of Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, Umm Al Qura University, Makkah, Saudi Arabia

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Razan Bawazir
College of Medicine, King Saud Bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences, Jeddah, Makkah
Saudi Arabia
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/jcn.jcn_145_20

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Food protein-induced enterocolitis syndrome (FPIES) is described as a non-IgE-mediated food sensitivity of the gastrointestinal tract, especially in infants and children. This case demonstrates that FPIES can present with extreme symptoms that mimic surgical emergency like necrotizing enterocolitis and physician should be suspicious of this in neonate with rectal bleeding.

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