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What is Necrotizing enterocolitis?

What is Necrotizing enterocolitis?

  • Necrotizing enterocolitis: A rare disease that is tends to occur in premature infants and involves inflammation and destruction of gastrointestinal tissue. It usually occurs within weeks of birth - often after the start of milk feeding. The condition can be extremely serious and even fatal.
  • Necrotizing enterocolitis: an acute inflammatory disease occurring in the intestines of premature infants; necrosis of intestinal tissue may follow.
    Source - WordNet 2.1

Necrotizing enterocolitis: Introduction

Types of Necrotizing enterocolitis:

Broader types of Necrotizing enterocolitis:

How serious is Necrotizing enterocolitis?

Complications of Necrotizing enterocolitis: see complications of Necrotizing enterocolitis

What causes Necrotizing enterocolitis?

Causes of Necrotizing enterocolitis: see causes of Necrotizing enterocolitis

What are the symptoms of Necrotizing enterocolitis?

Symptoms of Necrotizing enterocolitis: see symptoms of Necrotizing enterocolitis

Complications of Necrotizing enterocolitis: see complications of Necrotizing enterocolitis

Can anyone else get Necrotizing enterocolitis?

More information: see contagiousness of Necrotizing enterocolitis
Inheritance: see inheritance of Necrotizing enterocolitis

Necrotizing enterocolitis: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Necrotizing enterocolitis.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Necrotizing enterocolitis.

How is it treated?

Doctors and Medical Specialists for Necrotizing enterocolitis: Gastroenterologist, Gastrointestinal Surgeon ; see also doctors and medical specialists for Necrotizing enterocolitis.
Treatments for Necrotizing enterocolitis: see treatments for Necrotizing enterocolitis
Research for Necrotizing enterocolitis: see research for Necrotizing enterocolitis

Name and Aliases of Necrotizing enterocolitis

Main name of condition: Necrotizing enterocolitis

Other names or spellings for Necrotizing enterocolitis:

NEC
Source - WordNet 2.1

Necrotizing enterocolitis: Related Conditions

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