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Clin Perinatol. 1994 Jun;21(2):411-24.

Follow-up for infants with necrotizing enterocolitis.

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


Following discharge from the hospital, many infants who have survived acute necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC) remain at significant risk for continuing morbidity. Follow-up care of these infants is increasingly becoming the responsibility of the primary care physician. This article reviews the more common long-term medical and neurodevelopmental sequelae identified in NEC survivors and presents a practical approach to the clinical follow-up of these infants.

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