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Rotavirus-associated necrotizing enterocolitis: an insight into a potentially preventable disease?

Authors
  • Sharma, Renu
  • Garrison, Robert D
  • Tepas, J J 3rd
  • Mollitt, Daniel L
  • Pieper, Pam
  • Hudak, Mark L
  • Bradshaw, James A
  • Stevens, Gary
  • Premachandra, Bangalore R
Type
Published Article
Journal
Journal of Pediatric Surgery
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Mar 01, 2004
Volume
39
Issue
3
Pages
453–457
Identifiers
PMID: 15017569
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

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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