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Necrotizing enterocolitis


Other Names for this Disease

  • Enterocolitis, necrotizing
  • NEC
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  • I find all kinds of information about infants and NEC but cannot find any information about children in their late teens and into adulthood. I have identical twin sons now age 19. One twin developed NEC and the other did not. He asks many questions about his prognosis as an adult including life expectancy. Do you have any information I can give him or some internet sources that may answer questions for him that are not infant or child related? Click here for answer

Other Names for this Disease
  • Enterocolitis, necrotizing
  • NEC
See Disclaimer regarding information on this site. Some links on this page may take you to organizations outside of the National Institutes of Health.