Quintuplets: 5 Cases of NEC. Are There Other Risk Factors?

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  • Objective: To review a case of quintuplets with all babies developing necrotizing enterocolitis. Methods: A retrospective study of preterm quintuplets all developing necrotizing enterocolitis. Clinical outcomes were reviewed. Results: Quintuplets were born at 24¬†weeks gestation. Each baby developed NEC and was treated. One baby died. Currently the remaining 4 infants are on full enteral nutrition. Conclusion: Further studies are needed to better understand this emerging population of multiple birth pregnancy and the frequency of NEC development.
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  • Nadendla K; Sutton A; Kelly D; Dimmitt R; Wilkinson L; Harmon C; Martin C
  • Start Page

  • 425
  • End Page

  • 433
  • Volume

  • 35
  • Issue

  • 6