Rotavirus-associated necrotizing enterocolitis: an insight into a potentially preventable disease?
- Published Article
Journal of Pediatric Surgery
- Publication Date
Mar 01, 2004
Generally, NEC + RV is a less severe disease than NEC - RV as classified by modified Bell staging. However, it can reach advanced stages obscuring distinction from NEC - RV. Indications for surgery should not be altered by identification of RVI in these infants. Monitoring RVI in the community, adhering to infection control measures, human milk feedings, and improving neonatal immunity against RVI may reduce the incidence of NEC + RV.
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