Necrotizing Enterocolitis 

"NEC"

Adv Neonatal Care. Author manuscript; available in PMC 2013 Apr 1.

Published in final edited form as:

Adv Neonatal Care. 2012 Apr; 12(2): 77–89.

doi: 10.1097/ANC.0b013e31824cee94

Necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC) is the most common cause of gastrointestinal-related morbidity and mortality in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU). Its onset is sudden and the smallest, most premature infants are the most vulnerable.

 

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