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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 would you find on biopsy (from scopes) in mastocytic enterocolitis? Other than the mast cells. Thank you.
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
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Yes: It is possible but typically it is under weight premature infants after initial feedings. ...Read more
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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