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Infant with rectal bleeding and vomiting. Could this be necrotizing enterocolitis?
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Dr. Monuj Bashambu
Pediatrics - Neonatology
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Necrotizing enterocolitis is a bowel disease that typically affects preterm infants, infants less than 37 weeks when born.
Full term infants may be affected by this condition but it is rare and very unlikely. If the infant is full term, other diagnoses would include malrotation with volvulus. Regardless, it is important to seek prompt medical attention for this condition.

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Necrotizing enterocolitis is a bowel disease that typically affects preterm infants, infants less than 37 weeks when born.
Full term infants may be affected by this condition but it is rare and very unlikely. If the infant is full term, other diagnoses would include malrotation with volvulus. Regardless, it is important to seek prompt medical attention for this condition.
Dr. Monuj Bashambu
Dr. Monuj Bashambu
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Dr. Pratip Nag
Pediatrics
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In brief: Milk protein allergy
Necrotizing enterocolitis occurs in premature babies and only rarely in full term babies (ie born 37 weeks or later).
Babies with nec are sickly appearing and should be attended to immediately. If the baby is about 1 month old and you are getting vomiting and blood in the stool you should speak with your doctor about milk protein allergy (mpa). Usually the baby is not sickly appearing with mpa.

In brief: Milk protein allergy
Necrotizing enterocolitis occurs in premature babies and only rarely in full term babies (ie born 37 weeks or later).
Babies with nec are sickly appearing and should be attended to immediately. If the baby is about 1 month old and you are getting vomiting and blood in the stool you should speak with your doctor about milk protein allergy (mpa). Usually the baby is not sickly appearing with mpa.
Dr. Pratip Nag
Dr. Pratip Nag
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Dr. Craig Armstrong
Pediatrics
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In brief: Yes
Necrotizing enterocolitis is a disease that usually only affects prematures.
Rectal bleeding and vomiting should be checked out with your physician regardless of the age of the infant as it could be something serious.

In brief: Yes
Necrotizing enterocolitis is a disease that usually only affects prematures.
Rectal bleeding and vomiting should be checked out with your physician regardless of the age of the infant as it could be something serious.
Dr. Craig Armstrong
Dr. Craig Armstrong
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