What is included in the treatment of Bell stages IIA and IIB 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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Treatment includes support for respiratory and cardiovascular failure, including fluid resuscitation, NPO, and antibiotics for 14 days. Surgical consultation should be considered. After stabilization, TPN should be provided during the period that the infant is NPO.


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