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Why are premies the ones who get necrotizing enterocolitis?

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Dr. Craig Armstrong
Pediatrics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Craig Armstrong
Dr. Craig Armstrong
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Dr. Pratip Nag
Pediatrics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Not known

There are many theories but the answer to this question is not for certain.

In brief: Not known

There are many theories but the answer to this question is not for certain.
Dr. Pratip Nag
Dr. Pratip Nag
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Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
Obstetrics & Gynecology - Maternal Fetal Medicine

In brief: Immature immune syst

Immature immune systems in the premature babies are likely mainly responsible for this serious infection that is nec (resulting from bacterial infvasion of the bowel wall).

In brief: Immature immune syst

Immature immune systems in the premature babies are likely mainly responsible for this serious infection that is nec (resulting from bacterial infvasion of the bowel wall).
Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
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