Epidermal growth factor and necrotizing enterocolitis.

  title={Epidermal growth factor and necrotizing enterocolitis.},
  author={Christine F. Coursodon and Bohuslav Dvoř{\'a}k},
  journal={Current opinion in pediatrics},
  volume={24 2},
PURPOSE OF REVIEW This review will summarize the clinical and experimental studies evaluating the role of epidermal growth factor (EGF) in prophylaxis and treatment of necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC). RECENT FINDINGS Clinical studies have suggested the importance of EGF in protection of the intestine against NEC, as well as its safety for infants suffering from NEC. The recent experimental studies identified the molecular mechanisms EGF uses for intestinal protection, which involves… CONTINUE READING