Necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC)NNecrotizing enterocolitis (NEC)Necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC)EnglishNeonatology;GastrointestinalPremature;Newborn (0-28 days);Baby (1-12 months)Stomach;Small Intestine;Large Intestine/Colon;EsophagusDigestive systemConditions and diseasesPrenatal Adult (19+)NA2009-10-31T04:00:00ZChris Tomlinson, MBChB, BSc12.000000000000037.0000000000000259.000000000000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p>Read about NEC, a rare but potentially serious condition which can kill parts of a premature baby's intestine. NEC has a variety of causes and treatments.</p><p>Although it is rare, premature babies are at risk for a potentially serious condition called necrotizing enterocolitis, commonly referred to as NEC, which can kill parts of a premature baby's intestine. NEC has a variety of causes and treatments.</p><h2>Key points</h2> <ul><li>NEC is a rare but serious condition in which tissues of the large or small intestine become inflamed and at risk for low blood flow, which can cause part of the intestine to die.</li> <li>Potential causes of NEC include lack of blood flow to intestines, intestinal infection and undigested millk lingering in the bowels.</li> <li>Diagnosis of NEC can be difficult because its symptoms are similar to other, less serious feeding problems which are common in premature babies.</li> <li>Most cases of NEC are successfully treated using parenteral nutrition, broad spectrum antibiotics or in some cases, surgery.</li></ul>
Entérocolite nécrosante néonatale (ENN)EEntérocolite nécrosante néonatale (ENN)Necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC)FrenchNeonatology;GastrointestinalPremature;Newborn (0-28 days);Baby (1-12 months)Stomach;Small Intestine;Large Intestine/Colon;EsophagusDigestive systemConditions and diseasesPrenatal Adult (19+)NA2009-10-31T04:00:00ZChris Tomlinson, MBChB, BSc12.000000000000037.0000000000000259.000000000000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p>Lisez au sujet de l’ENN, une condition rare mais potentiellement grave qui peut tuer des portions de l’intestin du bébé prématuré. L’ENN a plusieurs causes et traitements.</p><p>L’ENN est une condition rare mais potentiellement grave qui peut tuer des portions de l’intestin du bébé prématuré. L’ENN a plusieurs causes et traitements.</p><h2>À retenir</h2> <ul><li>L’entérocolite nécrosante néonatale (ENN) est une maladie rare, mais grave, qui est caractérisée par une inflammation des tissus du gros intestin ou de l’intestin grêle et un risque de réduction du flot sanguin, ce qui pourrait entraîner la mort d’une partie de l’intestin.</li> <li>Les causes possibles de l’entérocolite nécrosante néonatale comprennent une absence de circulation sanguine dans les intestins, une infection intestinale et la présence de lait non digéré stagnant dans le tube digestif.</li> <li>Le diagnostic de l’entérocolite nécrosante néonatale peut être difficile, car les symptômes sont similaires à d’autres problèmes d’alimentation de moindre gravité qui sont fréquents chez les bébés prématurés.</li> <li>Dans la plupart des cas, l’entérocolite nécrosante néonatale est traitée avec succès en utilisant l’alimentation parentérale, des antibiotiques à large spectre ou, dans certains cas, une intervention chirurgicale.</li></ul>

 

 

Necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC)1769.00000000000Necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC)Necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC)NEnglishNeonatology;GastrointestinalPremature;Newborn (0-28 days);Baby (1-12 months)Stomach;Small Intestine;Large Intestine/Colon;EsophagusDigestive systemConditions and diseasesPrenatal Adult (19+)NA2009-10-31T04:00:00ZChris Tomlinson, MBChB, BSc12.000000000000037.0000000000000259.000000000000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p>Read about NEC, a rare but potentially serious condition which can kill parts of a premature baby's intestine. NEC has a variety of causes and treatments.</p><p>Although it is rare, premature babies are at risk for a potentially serious condition called necrotizing enterocolitis, commonly referred to as NEC, which can kill parts of a premature baby's intestine. NEC has a variety of causes and treatments.</p><h2>Key points</h2> <ul><li>NEC is a rare but serious condition in which tissues of the large or small intestine become inflamed and at risk for low blood flow, which can cause part of the intestine to die.</li> <li>Potential causes of NEC include lack of blood flow to intestines, intestinal infection and undigested millk lingering in the bowels.</li> <li>Diagnosis of NEC can be difficult because its symptoms are similar to other, less serious feeding problems which are common in premature babies.</li> <li>Most cases of NEC are successfully treated using parenteral nutrition, broad spectrum antibiotics or in some cases, surgery.</li></ul><figure><span class="asset-image-title">Digestive system</span><img src="https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/AKHAssets/Digestive_system_infant_MED_ILL_EN.jpg" alt="" /> </figure> <p>NEC makes the tissues of the large or small intestine become inflamed and at risk for low blood flow, which can cause part of the intestine to die. The affected area can be small or large. As with most complications due to immaturity, the younger the premature baby’s gestational age, the more at risk she is to get NEC. However, only about 5% of all premature babies develop the condition. In most cases, NEC is successfully treated, either with medication or, if necessary, with surgery. Many babies with NEC go on to develop without serious complications later in life; however, although a rare event, NEC is now one of the leading causes of death in premature babies.</p><p>The exact cause of NEC is still not well understood but several reasons are known to increase the risk of acquiring it including:</p><ul><li>lack of blood flow to the intestines</li><li>intestinal infection</li><li>undigested milk lingering in the bowels</li></ul><p> <a href="/Article?contentid=1805&language=English">Diagnosing NEC </a>can be difficult since its symptoms, such as not tolerating feeds, vomiting or aspirations, and not passing bowel movements, are similar to signs of other feeding problems due to immaturity, which are often not nearly as serious. </p><p> <a href="/Article?contentid=1844&language=English">Treating NEC</a> includes cessation of feedings, starting parenteral nutrition, and giving broad spectrum antibiotics. If this is unsuccessful, the affected part of the bowel may require surgical removal and the healthy bowel sections reattached. </p>Necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC)

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