Necrotizing Enterocolitis (NEC)

Ira Shah
NEC - Prevention
Corticosteroids - Prenatal / Postnatal
- Lower incidence of NEC in mothers of preterm who received Dexamethasone antenatally.
Feeding regimen
- Breast feeding
- Acidified feeds
- Small iso-osmolar feeds with gradual increase in feeds
Oral Immunoglobulins (IgA & IgG)
- Enhances intestinal immune defenses
Reduce incidence of:
- Preterm delivery
- Prevent predisposing factors

Necrotizing Enterocolitis (NEC) Necrotizing Enterocolitis (NEC) 01/07/2004
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