Infections caused by bacteria, viruses, and fungi have been linked to NEC in numerous cases. However, no one organism has come to light as the culprit.
The sickness is not likely to be brought on by germs alone, according to scientists. There must be additional elements at play, such as an insufficiently developed digestive system (such that found in premature infants) that cannot fend against pathogenic pathogens.
Yes. NEC is curable with the proper care, and infants can go on to have normal lives. The condition may lead to long-term health issues in more severe situations.
Recurrent NEC is possible, even if it is uncommon. According to estimates, only 4-6 percent of patients with the condition experience it. Scientists have not yet been able to pinpoint a cause for recurrence.
If NEC does return, medical professionals will treat the infant once more with feeding modifications, antibiotics, and maybe surgery if required.