What is the incidence of recurrent 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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Recurrent NEC is an uncommon complication that can occur after either operative or nonoperative management of NEC. It is seen in only 4-6% of patients with NEC. Recurrent NEC has not been associated with the method of managing the initial episode, the timing of enteral feedings, or the site of initial disease.


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