Necrotising enterocolitis of newborn

This is a fulminating disease of neonates in which there is extensive mucosal ulceration, pseudomembrane formation, submucosal haemorrhage, and necrosis usually of the right colon, caecum, terminal ileum, and appendix (ENTEROCOLITIS), possibly due to perinatal Intestinal ischemia and Bacterial invasion. The entire colon, small intestine, stomach, and oesophagus may also be affected. Most infants are Premature or suffer from Respiratory distress syndrome, sepsis, or hypoxia. Symptoms (apparent during the first few weeks of life) include Abdominal distension, bilious vomiting, and melaena; there may be apnoea, lethargy, temperature instability, tachycardia, tachypnoea, and a fall in Blood pressure. The disorder may progress to perforation and peritonitis.

Also Known As

  • NEC - [necrotising enterocolitis]
  • necrotising enterocolitis
  • necrotising enterocolitis of fetus and newborn
  • necrotizing enterocolitis in fetus or newborn
  • perinatal necrotising enterocolitis
  • pseudomembranous enterocolitis in newborn
  • necrotising enterocolitis in fetus or newborn
  • Related ICD 10 COde

    ICD 10 Code P77

    3235 0.609527826309