In an infant suspected of having necrotizing enterocolitis, feedings are stopped and gas is relieved from the bowel by inserting a small tube into the stomach.
Surgery will be needed if there is a hole in the intestines or
Necrotizing enterocolitis is a serious disease with a death rate approaching 25%. Early, aggressive treatment helps improve the outcome.
- Intestinal perforation
Calling your health care provider
If any symptoms of necrotizing enterocolitis develop, especially in an infant that has recently been hospitalized for illness or