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New ASCIA article on Food Protein-Induced Allergic Proctocolitis (FPIAP)

5 July 2019

Food protein-induced allergic proctocolitis (FPIAP) is a type of delayed inflammatory non-IgE mediated gut food allergy. Symptoms usually start at one to four weeks of age and range from having blood and/or mucous in bowel movements, to blood stained loose stools or diarrhoea. Infants with FPIAP are usually otherwise healthy and growing well. FPIAP mostly occurs in breastfed infants, but can also occur once a cow’s milk or soy based formula is commenced. The main triggers are cow’s milk or soy. 

To provide more information about FPIAP, a new document is now available on the ASCIA website at


Content created July 2019