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Do full term babies ever get necrotizing enterocolitis?

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Dr. Barry Bergman
Pediatrics
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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