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Necrotizing enterocolitis

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Type of Disease: Rare Condition or Disease Congenital onset Acquired

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Tackling a life-threatening disease that can strike newborn babies
Added On: Sep 26, 2013
Category: General
Just the name itself sounds nasty and necrotising enterocolitis (NEC) is certainly that. It’s a serious bowel disease that typically strikes without warning, mainly affecting premature babies who are already very vulnerable.
Key research breakthrough on feeding of premature vulnerable babies
Added On: Sep 26, 2013
Category: General
The way premature babies are fed in hospitals could be set to change following the results of a research programme – funded by children’s charity Action Medical Research* – which were published online in the journal Pediatrics, 9 April 2012.
Action Medical Research - Necrotising Enterocolitis Resources Page
Added On: Sep 26, 2013
Category: General
Right now researchers are developing a new test to help identify and treat NEC as fast as possible. They hope this test will reduce the chances of the disease becoming life threatening.