from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Inflammation of both the small intestine and the colon.

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  • n. inflammation of the mucous membranes of the small intestine and of the colon

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In pathology, inflammation of the small intestine and the colon.


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  • Free Hospital in London with symptoms of a 'new syndrome' described as enterocolitis and regressive autism and that these symptoms occurred after vaccination with the MMR jab. - Telegraph online, Daily Telegraph and Sunday Telegraph

  • Colonisation of the gut by disease-causing microbes can also lead to a life-threatening condition known as necrotising enterocolitis which is common amongst pre-term (premature) babies.

    Signs of the Times

  • Of the 911 deaths per year cited in the report, 95% were infants and resulted from pneumonia), and necrotizing enterocolitis, which is a disease that occurs primarily in preterm infants.

    Medlogs - Recent stories

  • Respiratory distress syndrome, chronic lung disease, cholestasis, patent ductus arteriosis, necrotizing enterocolitis, osteopenia of prematurity, gastrointestinal anomalies, and other anomalies with nutrition implications.

    Neonatal Nutrition Practicum

  • Necrotizing enterocolitis in neonates receiving octreotide for the management of congenital hyperinsulinism.

    CHOP congenital hyperinsulinism publications

  • A focus of the Pediatrix campaign is the protective benefits of breast milk, which has been shown to reduce necrotizing enterocolitis, a serious digestive infection.

    Small Steps: How Hospitals Save More Preemie Lives

  • If Connor had been stable, if his blood pressure was not bottoming out and if it was only the necrotizing enterocolitis that he was faced with, then the next step would have been surgery, would have been to open him up and run the length of his bowel between gloved fingertips to determine the parts that should be resected and the bits that could be saved.

    Between Expectations

  • Those children who died were very sick and 103 of them were premature babies with a bowel condition called necrotising enterocolitis NEC – a severe condition affecting the gut.

    NHS: study criticises treatment of children who later died after surgery

  • For example, Wakefield and his associates predicted they could make more than $43 million a year from diagnostic kits alone for a condition he argued affected autistic children dubbed "austistic enterocolitis," according to one 35-page document.

    Wakefield tried to capitalize on autism-vaccine link, report says

  • My father had chronic enterocolitis and, worse, my grandfather (his father) was diagnosed with rectal cancer.

    Luc Montagnier - Autobiography


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