Neonatal necrotizing enterocolitis an epidemiological study.

  title={Neonatal necrotizing enterocolitis an epidemiological study.},
  author={Amarjit Singh Narang and R. Venkateswara Rao and Omkar N. Bhakoo},
  journal={Indian pediatrics},
  volume={30 10},
Necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC) was diagnosed in 77 infants among 2200 admissions to the NICU during the period January 1986 to September 1990. The incidence was 0.5% of all live births and 3.5% of NICU admissions. Majority (57.1%) had Stage I of the disease while 23.4% had Stage II and 19.5% had Stage III of the disease. The average birth weight of the babies was 1650 +/- 577 g and gestational age 33.3 +/- 2.6 weeks. Majority (53.2%) were very low birth weight (VLBW) babies. Incidence was… CONTINUE READING

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