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J Pediatr. 2012 Aug;161(2):354-6. doi: 10.1016/j.jpeds.2012.03.054. Epub 2012 May 9.

Late onset necrotizing enterocolitis in infants following use of a xanthan gum-containing thickening agent.

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Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition, US Food and Drug Administration, Riverdale, MD 20770, USA. Jennifer.Beal@fda.hhs.gov

Abstract

Adverse event reports submitted to the US Food and Drug Administration suggested a possible association between necrotizing enterocolitis and ingestion of a commercial feed thickener by premature infants. Review in 2011 of 22 cases with exposure revealed a distinct illness pattern.

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22575248
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10.1016/j.jpeds.2012.03.054
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