Necrotizing enterocolitis: a case report


  • Karandeep S. Bhatti Department of Medicine, Mrs. Khushbir Kalra Memorial Hospital, Amritsar, Punjab, India
  • Arvinder Singh Department of Pediatrics, Guru Nanak Dev Hospital, Amritsar, Punjab, India



Complications, Management, Necrotizing enterocolitis, Prognosis, Symptoms


Nectrotizing enterocilitis(NEC), a disease predominant in the premature formula fed infants, is a major cause of morbidity and mortality in NICU survivors. The symptoms may vary from apnea, fever, lethargy to abdominal distension, bloody stools, poor feeding and vomiting. The mainstay of treatment is the IV feeds, discontinuation of oral feeds, nasogastric (NG) decompression, possible breathing support and surgery. The objective of this case report is to discuss the presentation, treatment, prognosis and proposed preventative measures of NEC, which can help raise awareness and henceforth improve the management and subsequent prognosis of this disease. Authors present to you the case report of a VLBW (Very Low Birth Weight) premature infant with NEC.

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