Which conditions should be included in the differential diagnoses of 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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Answer

Conditions to consider in the differential diagnosis of NEC include the following:

  • Hypoplastic left heart syndrome

  • Intestinal malrotation

  • Intestinal volvulus

  • Bacterial meningitis

  • Neonatal sepsis

  • Omphalitis

  • Prematurity

  • Urinary tract infection

  • Volvulus


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