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Clin Perinatol. 1994 Jun;21(2):205-18.

Epidemiology of necrotizing enterocolitis.

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  • 1Department of Pediatrics, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia.

Abstract

The descriptive epidemiology of necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC) is presented. Areas addressed include incidence, race, sex, age of onset, mortality rates, and endemic versus epidemic disease. Both descriptive and case control studies are reviewed to uncover clues relevant to the causes, pathogenesis, and prevention of NEC.

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