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How To Manage Staphylococcal 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
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
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
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
What would you find on biopsy (from scopes) in mastocytic enterocolitis? Other than the mast cells. Thank you.
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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