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Necrotizing enterocolitis is infection and inflammation of the bowel (intestines). The disease is most common among premature newborns.
Last Revised: April 26, 2011
Author: Healthwise Staff
Medical Review: Sarah Marshall, MD - Family Medicine & Jennifer Merchant, MD - Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine
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