Necrotizing Enterocolitis

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Researchers published the results of a study in The Journal of Pediatrics that further links cytomegalovirus (CMV) with necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC) or spontaneous intestinal perforation (SIP). The study reviewed data over a seventeen-year period and discovered that 4% of infants with necrotizing enterocolitis had the intestinal infection CMV. All infants…

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Necrotizing Enterocolitis (also known as NEC) is a serious intestinal disease that is unfortunately common in premature and medically fragile infants. NEC happens when the tissue in the small or large intestine is injured or becomes inflamed. This inflammation can damage the tissue in the intestine and can even cause…

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We like to reassure ourselves that most devastating conditions that affect infants are rare. We look at the statistics and try to spin them in our favor, telling ourselves that something that only affects approximately 1 out of every 2,000 babies is not very common. We insist to ourselves again…

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Necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC) is a devastating diagnosis, particularly as families of low birthweight and premature infants are already reeling from the unforeseen complications of an early or otherwise difficult birth. These families are often struggling to make sudden changes in their lives, as premature infants often require greater care than…

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Researchers still struggle to find the cause of Necrotizing Enterocolitis, a devastating disease that affects thousands of newborns each year. Though the illness often occurs in clusters, indicating an environmental cause, that cause is still unknown. And because so little is known about what causes the disease, doctors are often…

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Necrotizing Enterocolitis (NEC) is a disease that predominantly affects premature infants. It is caused when portions of the small or large intestine undergo necrosis, or tissue death, leading to malnutrition and other complications. Though mortality rates are improving, 20 to 40 fatality rates persist for infants who suffer this disease….

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