Necrotizing enterocolitis in full-term infants.

  title={Necrotizing enterocolitis in full-term infants.},
  author={Daniel J. Ostlie and Troy L. Spilde and Shawn David St Peter and Nick Sexton and Kelly A. Miller and Ronald J. Sharp and George K. Gittes and Charles L. Snyder},
  journal={Journal of pediatric surgery},
  volume={38 7},
OBJECTIVES Although necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC) is primarily a disease of prematurity, full-term infants account for approximately 10% of cases. Previous studies have reported conflicting results regarding NEC in full-term (FT) versus preterm (PT) infants. A review of all infants diagnosed with NEC at our institution over the past 3 decades was performed to identify factors associated with this disease in full-term neonates. METHODS The charts of all infants with definitive NEC from… CONTINUE READING


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