Biomarkers, stem cells offer new ways to treat deadly gut disease in premature babies

25 septiembre 2014

Two major breakthroughs in the treatment of necrotizing enterocolitis suggest that there may finally be a way to stop this lethal disease of prematurity. The condition creates an inexplicable combination of inflammation and infection that causes parts of the intestine to die. NEC progresses at a ruthless speed, leaving physicians with few options — typically supportive care, emergency surgery or antibiotics.