Which lab findings suggest sepsis in 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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Marked elevation may be worrisome, but leukopenia is even more concerning. Although elevated mature and/or immature neutrophil counts may not be good indicators of neonatal sepsis after the first 3 days of life, moderate to profound neutropenia (absolute neutrophil count [ANC]


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