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necrotizing enterocolitis

  • n  an acute inflammatory disease occurring in the intestines of premature infants; necrosis of intestinal tissue may follow
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  • Bovine colostrum in the prevention of enterocolitis in premies [Life Lines]
    Babies born prematurely are predisposed to necrotizing enterocolitis, in which portions of the intestinal lining dies. Infant formulas are thought to contribute to the development of this disorder in premature babies. This is a serious condition that can lead to death in about 25% of premies. Dr. Sangild (University of Copenhagen) and colleagues have discovered…
    July 16, 2013 - ScienceBlogs

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