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Necrotizing enterocolitis

Necrotizing enterocolitis

Location of intestines in infant belly with detail of healthy intestine and one with necrotizing enterocolitis

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

Current as of: March 20, 2023

Author: Healthwise Staff
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