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Current Pediatric Reviews


ISSN (Print): 1573-3963
ISSN (Online): 1875-6336

Review Article

A Review of the Diagnosis and Treatment of Necrotizing Enterocolitis

Author(s): Xue Cai, Heather L. Liebe, Alena Golubkova, Tyler Leiva and Catherine J. Hunter*

Volume 19, Issue 3, 2023

Published on: 12 October, 2022

Page: [285 - 295] Pages: 11

DOI: 10.2174/1573396318666220805110947

Price: $65


Necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC) is a devastating disease that primarily affects the gastrointestinal tract of premature neonates. The diagnosis and treatment of NEC remain challenging. New biomarkers and potential treatments for NEC have emerged in recent years, leading to the potential of earlier therapeutic intervention and improved outcomes. This paper aims to provide a review of the most recent diagnostic indicators and therapeutics of NEC along with a brief overview of future directions of research into this disease.

Keywords: Necrotizing enterocolitis, biomarkers, neonates, apolipoproteins, probiotics, necrosis.

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