Just so I don't start a new thread, I thought this MSNBC article was interesting:
"The boy who is allergic to (almost) every food"
Twelve-year-old Tylor Savage doesn’t have to ask what’s for dinner. It’s chicken or tuna with carrots and potatoes and maybe some grapes or an apple — the only foods to which he is not allergic.“ Ill” is a mild descriptive for what Tylor went through for most of his life. He was 4 years old the first time he got violently sick after eating. By the time he was 6, the diarrhea and vomiting were getting worse, but his doctors could find nothing wrong with him, putting his digestive problems down to stomach viruses. ...realized that what Tylor had wasn’t a stomach virus but an extremely rare condition called eosinophilic enteropathy. The disorder causes his intestines to produce too many white blood cells that act as an immune system and attack food passing through the gut. Doctors found that he was allergic to nearly everything he ate, including wheat, gluten, dairy products, eggs and soy products.
Proctitis - diagnosed April 2007 (symptoms starting in October 2006)
Flares treated with Rowasa enemas
Mild food diet (chicken, rice, collard greens, no sugar, no corn, no beef/pork, etc)