Cluster of necrotizing enterocolitis in a neonatal intensive care unit: New Mexico, 2007.

@article{Wendelboe2010ClusterON,
  title={Cluster of necrotizing enterocolitis in a neonatal intensive care unit: New Mexico, 2007.},
  author={Aaron M. Wendelboe and Chad B Smelser and Cynthia A Lucero and L. Clifford Mcdonald},
  journal={American journal of infection control},
  year={2010},
  volume={38 2},
  pages={144-8}
}
BACKGROUND Although the cause of necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC) is unknown, infection control practices have been shown to play an important role in containing many outbreaks. We investigated the etiology of a cluster of NEC in a level 3 neonatal intensive care unit and monitored for new cases following the implementation of enhanced infection control measures. METHODS Investigators performed a chart and laboratory review for neonates with a diagnosis of NEC during January 1, 2007, to… CONTINUE READING