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Necrotizing Enterocolitis (NEC): For Patients and Consumers

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General Information

  • FamilyDoctor.org External Web Site Policy
    This website is sponsored by the American Academy of Family Physicians. It contains information about many conditions, for all ages, from newborns to seniors. Its Primer on Preemies External Web Site Policy contains information about the specific needs of infants born prematurely.
  • KidsHealth.org External Web Site Policy
    The Nemours Foundation sponsors this website, which contains health information for parents, for kids, and for teens. The article “About NEC External Web Site Policy” provides an entry-level but thorough review of the condition.
  • Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital
    The hospital website’s article “Necrotizing Enterocolitis External Web Site Policy” offers a succinct but detailed review of the disease.
  • National Library of Medicine (NLM)
    • MedlinePlus, a service of the NLM, also provides an article on NEC.
    • The PubMed Health article on NEC is available as a service of the NLM and is part of the A.D.A.M. Medical Encyclopedia, which is accredited by the American Accreditation HealthCare Commission.

Services, Resources, and Support

  • Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine External Web Site Policy
    The society is dedicated to improving the outcomes of pregnancy by advancing the science and practice of obstetric care through education of physicians and patients and through research. The society offers a physician finder and consumer information. With the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine Foundation, the society has published a monograph Maternal-Fetal Medicine. High-Risk Pregnancy Care, Research, and Education for Over 35 Years External Web Site Policy (PDF - 739 KB), which offers answers to many questions about potential problems in pregnancies, with descriptions of clinical procedures a mother and her child might need to undergo. The society and the foundation constitute both a professional association and a source of information for health care consumers.

Please note: Links to organizations and information included on this page do not indicate endorsement from the NICHD, NIH, or HHS.

Last Updated Date: 10/22/2013
Last Reviewed Date: 07/23/2013
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