Q: Which doctor should I consult for enterocolitis?
A: You should consult a gastroenterologist or a pediatrician for enterocolitis.
Q: Is early feeding with colostrum/human milk helpful in reducing necrotizing enterocolitis?
A: Yes, it is beneficial as colostrum and motherís milk contain many protective elements, which help fight many infections in babies.
Q: What is the role of probiotics in enterocolitis patients?
A: Probiotics contain live bacteria and yeasts that are good for health. They help maintain a digestive balance and healthy gut flora.
Q: Are there any disorders or conditions associated with NEC?
A: Yes, some studies show that NEC can be associated with congenital heart disease, severe asphyxia and polycythemia.
Q: What is the survival rate of pre-term infants with NEC?
A: It is a dangerous condition with severe complications; and requires surgical intervention to treat it. According to reports, fatality rate of NEC surgery can be as high as 50%.
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