Recognition and medical management of necrotizing enterocolitis

Clin Perinatol. 1994 Jun;21(2):335-46.


The signs and symptoms associated with necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC) and the common scenarios in which NEC is observed are described to help physicians appreciate the breadth of this illness and to aid in the identification and diagnosis of those affected. An outline for medical management of infants with NEC is presented, based on the pathophysiology of this disease.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Enterocolitis, Pseudomembranous / diagnosis*
  • Enterocolitis, Pseudomembranous / therapy
  • Humans
  • Infant, Newborn