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Doctor insights on: How To Cure Staphylococcal Enterocolitis

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Does anyone know of any babies having enterocolitis?

Does anyone know of any babies having enterocolitis?

Milk protein allergy: Newborns with milk protein allergy can present as enterocolitis with blood in the stool. These infants often have to be on a predigested infant formula. If mom is breast feeding, she might have to do an elimination diet to find out the allergen that is passing into the breast milk and causing this reaction in the infant. ...Read more

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Please tell me what is necrotizing enterocolitis?

Please tell me what is necrotizing enterocolitis?

Colon infection: In certain instances,following some antibiotics,the resident or good bacteria in colon is also, wiped out,the bad bacteria causes a serious colon infection,starts of off with severe diarrhea,the lining of colon begins to slough off,a life threatening condition,treatment is to be early,and aggressive ...Read more

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What are the tests for necrotizing enterocolitis?

What are the tests for necrotizing enterocolitis?

Xray: Premature babies who have feeding problems, stomach distention, rectal bleeding, vomiting, etc. Are at risk for nec. Usually a simple x-ray of the abdomen can detect gas in the lining of the intestine or gas outside of the intestine which suggests perforation. Blood tests can be abnormal, but they are non-specific. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Necrotizing enterocolitis?

NEC: necrotizing enterocolitis is one of the most common GI emergencies in a newborn infant carecterized by ischemic necrosisof the intestinal mucosa with inflammation ,invasion of enteric gas forming organisms dissection of gas in the muscularis and portal venous system ...Read more

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What is the treatment for necrotizing enterocolitis?

What is the treatment for necrotizing enterocolitis?

Stop feedings: Treatment for nec included stopping the feedings, nasogastric tube suction, antibiotics, and in severe cases, surgery to resect non-viable bowel. ...Read more

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What does it mean if my son has eosinophilic enterocolitis?

What does it mean if my son has eosinophilic enterocolitis?

Allergic colitis: This means that the patient has inflammation of the GI tract related to food allergy. It may be difficult sometimes to pinpoint the causal food. Milk-protein enterocolitis is common in infants and resolves over a few months, ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my son has eosinophilic enterocolitis?

What do you suggest if my son has eosinophilic enterocolitis?

What cause: Try and figure out the cause of the eosinophilic enterocolitis- if it is a food, eliminating the food will help with the condition. If the condition is severe, the doctor may choose medications to lessen the severity of the condition. Definitely keep a food diary. ...Read more

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What would you find on biopsy (from scopes) in mastocytic enterocolitis? Other than the mast cells. Thank you.

What would you find on biopsy (from scopes) in mastocytic enterocolitis? Other than the mast cells. Thank you.

Normal: Increased number of mast cells with unremarkable mucosal morphology associated with chronic diarrhea if untreated. This a relatively new GI diagnostic entity. ...Read more

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What can cause an infant to get necrotizing enterocolitis?

What can cause an infant to get necrotizing enterocolitis?

Pre mature babies: Necrotizing enterocolitis nec frequantly seen low birth weight premature babies, exact cause is not clearly known, likely due to lack of oxygen to intestine due low flow of blood, sepsis, intestinal mucosa, not fully developed or damage to it by high concentration of milk ( reasons for breast feedings). ...Read more

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Why are premies the ones who get necrotizing enterocolitis?

Why are premies the ones who get necrotizing enterocolitis?

Immature gut: Prematures have an immature gut that is more susceptible to decreased blood flow, infection, and other associated premature problems such as sepsis, premature lung disease, etc. Research is ongoing to try to isolate different causes so that they can be recognized early or prevented if possible. ...Read more

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