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Is meconium plug syndrome only associated with cystic fibrosis?
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Dr. Frazier Frantz
Surgery - Pediatric
2 doctors agree
In brief: No
Meconium plug syndrome, as opposed to meconium ileus, is not necessarily associated with cf.
It can occur with hirschsprung's disease. It is usually self-limited, however, and clears with a contrast enema undertaken to establish the diagnosis. If the baby stools normally after initial evacuation, additional work-up is usually not necessary.

In brief: No
Meconium plug syndrome, as opposed to meconium ileus, is not necessarily associated with cf.
It can occur with hirschsprung's disease. It is usually self-limited, however, and clears with a contrast enema undertaken to establish the diagnosis. If the baby stools normally after initial evacuation, additional work-up is usually not necessary.
Dr. Frazier Frantz
Dr. Frazier Frantz
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Dr. Marc Levitt
Surgery - Pediatric
2 doctors agree
In brief: Not only, but often
No. Certainly patients with meconium plug have a higher risk of CF and must be tested, many babies with this do not have cf.
Hirschsprung's disease should also be tested for.

In brief: Not only, but often
No. Certainly patients with meconium plug have a higher risk of CF and must be tested, many babies with this do not have cf.
Hirschsprung's disease should also be tested for.
Dr. Marc Levitt
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Dr. Troy Reyna
Surgery - Pediatric
1 doctor agrees
In brief: No
It can be associated with maternal diabetes, small left colon syndrome, hirschsprung's disease, or electrolyte imbalances in the infant.

In brief: No
It can be associated with maternal diabetes, small left colon syndrome, hirschsprung's disease, or electrolyte imbalances in the infant.
Dr. Troy Reyna
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Dr. Janet Meller
Surgery - Pediatric
1 doctor agrees
In brief: No
Meconium plug syndrome can occur as an isolated event.
It can also be associated with other genetic conditions such as hirschsprung disease.

In brief: No
Meconium plug syndrome can occur as an isolated event.
It can also be associated with other genetic conditions such as hirschsprung disease.
Dr. Janet Meller
Dr. Janet Meller
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