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Necrotizing Enterocolitis


Necrotizing enterocolitis

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Necrotizing enterocolitis is infection and inflammation of the bowel (intestines). The disease is most common among premature newborns.

ByHealthwise Staff
Primary Medical ReviewerSarah Marshall, MD - Family Medicine
Specialist Medical ReviewerKimberly Dow, MD, FRCPC - Neonatology
Last RevisedMarch 22, 2013

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