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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.

By Healthwise Staff
Primary Medical Reviewer Sarah Marshall, MD - Family Medicine
Specialist Medical Reviewer Jennifer Merchant, MD - Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine
Last Revised April 26, 2011

Last Revised: April 26, 2011

Author: Healthwise Staff

Medical Review: Sarah Marshall, MD - Family Medicine & Jennifer Merchant, MD - Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine

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