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October 10th, 2011, 03:50 PM
Mommy2Bubba Mommy2Bubba is offline
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Necrotizing enterorcolitis is a gastrointestinal illness that mostly affects premature babies.  Enterocolitis refers to the small and large intestines and necrotizing means tissue death.  Because NEC results in the death of gastrointestinal tissue, it is a very serious concern for a premature baby.  It is more common in preemies that weigh 3 lbs 5 oz (1,500 grams) or less, but it
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