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What Is Necrotizing Enterocolitis (NEC) in a Premature Baby?

Published in Birth Injuries on July 7, 2021

A premature baby faces many challenges, including infections, underdeveloped lungs, and other complications. Each can put the baby at risk for death or permanent impairments. Necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC) is one of the serious illnesses that premature babies may develop. NEC occurs when the tissue in the colon (large intestine) becomes inflamed. The inflammation can destroy…

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