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Can full term babies get necrotizing enterocolitis?

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Dr. Pratip Nag
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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