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Dr. Cynthia Gingalewski
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Necrotizing Enterocolitis (Overview)

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


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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

Dr. Cynthia Gingalewski
23 doctors shared insights

Necrotizing Enterocolitis (Overview)

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


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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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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

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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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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 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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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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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?

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