What is the racial predilections for 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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Although some studies indicate a higher frequency of NEC in black babies than in white babies, other studies show no difference based on race. Most studies indicate that male and female babies are equally affected.


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