Necrotizing enterocolitis

Necrotizing enterocolitis

Necrotizing enterocolitis


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Location of intestines in infant belly with detail of healthy intestine and one with necrotizing enterocolitis

Necrotizing enterocolitis is infection and inflammation of the bowel (intestines). The disease is most common among premature newborns.

Current as of: May 27, 2020

Author: Healthwise Staff

Medical Review: Sarah Marshall MD - Family Medicine

Kathleen Romito MD - Family Medicine

Jennifer Merchant MD - Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine