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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 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 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 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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Is there any way to predict or prevent the symptoms of necrotizing enterocolitis?

Is there any way to predict or prevent the symptoms of necrotizing enterocolitis?

No!: There is unfortunately no way to predict who or when a baby gets necrotizing colitis. The more premature a baby is the higher the likelihood of nec. But there a long list of other reasons that can predispose a child to have nec. ...Read more

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Could human milk fortifier cause necrotizing enterocolitis?

NEC: They really don't know the cause. This site will give you more information, as well as risk factors. http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/001148.htm ...Read more

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What is the difference between ulcerative enterocolitis and ulcerative pancolitis?

What is the difference between ulcerative enterocolitis and ulcerative pancolitis?

Enterocolitis: Means inflammation of small intestine and colon, or large intestine. Pancolitis means inflammation of all of colon. Either condition could be serious, so i hope you are under a doctor's care. ...Read more

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Do all children and teens eventually outgrow fpies (food protein induced enterocolitis syndrome)?

Do all children and teens eventually outgrow fpies (food protein induced enterocolitis syndrome)?

Mostly yes: Food protein induced enterocolitis syndrome (fpies) is a "non-ige" allergic reaction to proteins found in infant formula (cow milk or soy) and in some baby foods. The prognosis is good, with many children outgrowing it by the time they are three years old. However, they don't outgrow all the allergies at the same time, so testing by allergists is needed to find out which foods are safe to try. ...Read more

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Hi my daughter is 22 months old she has food protein induced enterocolitis syndrome and has had lower bk pain and has just pased a big clay like stoo?

Hi my daughter is 22 months old she has  food protein induced enterocolitis syndrome and has had lower bk pain and has just pased a big clay like stoo?

FPIES: It is important to find out what foods are to be avoided. In the severe form there is vomiting, diarrhea and failure to thrive. I don't know about back pain. Could be the kidneys. Mild and soy proteins are the most common trigger foods. Rice, oats, chicken, peanuts, etc. can also be triggers. There are test such as ImmunoCap and skin tests to identify foods to avoid. Talk to you Dr about this ...Read more

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Can full term babies get necrotizing enterocolitis?

Can  full term babies get necrotizing enterocolitis?

Yes but rare: Very rarely a full term baby can get necrotizing enterocolitis. It usually occurs in full term babies in the first 1-3 days of life. Most often there is a predisposing reason such as birth asphyxia, respiratory distress, congenital heart disease, or metabolic abnormalities, or has a history of abnormal fetal growth pattern. There can also be maternal issues that predispose a full term baby to nec. ...Read more

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Do full term babies ever get necrotizing enterocolitis?

Do full term babies ever get necrotizing enterocolitis?

Rarely: Necrotizing enterocolitis usually happens because the bowel was deprived oxygen. Most term newborns don't have problems but those that have respiratory problems and infection or other issues which can decrease the oxygenation to the bowel can ge nec. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if full term babies get necrotizing enterocolitis?

Can you tell me if full term babies get necrotizing enterocolitis?

Yes: It is possible but typically it is under weight premature infants after initial feedings. ...Read more

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My preemie had necrotizing enterocolitis. What is the best bottle for her to use when she gets out of the hospital.?

My preemie had necrotizing enterocolitis. What is the best bottle for her to use when she gets out of the hospital.?

Same as hospital : The type of bottle is not as important as the nipple. Use the one your baby is familiar with in the hospital. We don't use special bottles, liners, etc. If you hold your baby during a feeding, no air will enter the nipple. Use a premie nipple if your baby is using one in the hospital. I hope your baby is doing well and soon on the way home. ...Read more

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What are the long term effects of necrotizing enterocolitis? Any warning signs I should look for in my 2yr old twins who had nec? One was severe.

See below: The most common are: stricture and short bowel syndrome if there were perforation and surgery. Have a close follow up with your pediatrician. If it was a mild form, treated with antibiotics only, your kids might not have any long term complications. ...Read more