Understanding Common Delayed Food Allergy Terms
If your child is diagnosed with a delayed food allergy, you may find yourself confronted with a whole list of medical terms, some of which you may not have encountered previously. The following list gives you some guidance about what the more common terms mean:
Colitis: Inflammation of the colon (large intestine)
Enteropathy: Inflammation of the small intestine
Eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE): Inflammation of the esophagus involving allergy inflammatory cells called eosinophils
Food-protein-induced enterocolitis syndrome (FPIES): Inflammation of the small and large intestine.
Proctocolitis: Inflammation of the rectum and colon