What is the treatment for Bell stages IIA and IIB (definite) necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC)?

Updated: Dec 27, 2017
  • Author: Shelley C Springer, JD, MD, MSc, MBA, FAAP; Chief Editor: Muhammad Aslam, MD  more...
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Support for respiratory and cardiovascular failure, including fluid resuscitation

  • NPO diet and antibiotics for 14 days

  • Consider surgical consultation

  • After stabilization, provide TPN while the infant is NPO

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