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Can a term baby get nec?

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Dr. Alfredo Garcia
Pediatrics
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In brief: NEC

Nec is more prevalent in premature infants, with incidence inversely related to birth weight and gestational age.
Although specific numbers range from 4% to more than 50%, infants who weigh less than 1000 g at birth have the highest attack rates. This rate dramatically drops to 3.8 per 1000 live births for infants who weigh 1501-2500 g at birth.

In brief: NEC

Nec is more prevalent in premature infants, with incidence inversely related to birth weight and gestational age.
Although specific numbers range from 4% to more than 50%, infants who weigh less than 1000 g at birth have the highest attack rates. This rate dramatically drops to 3.8 per 1000 live births for infants who weigh 1501-2500 g at birth.
Dr. Alfredo Garcia
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