Rota-Viral Diarrhoea Progressing to Necrotizing Enterocolitis in Twin Neonates
We report late preterm twins who developed rota-viral diarrheal disease followed by necrotizing enterocolitis. Necrotizing enterocolitis had a fulminant course in both these neonates. Rota-viral infections in new-borns are reported to be mild or asymptomatic but in the above mentioned case, both the twins were severely affected leading to necrotizing enterocolitis. In the absence of risk factors, late preterm and term babies rarely develop Necrotizing Enterocolitis. We aim to highlight the importance of breast feeding through this case and also put forward the consideration for giving a birth dose of Rotaviral vaccination.
Copyright (c) 2018 Amrita Roy, Shivani Dogra, Pallab Chatterjee, Anindya Chattopadhyay
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.
Authors who publish with this journal agree to the following terms:
Authors retain copyright and grant the journal right of first publication with the work simultaneously licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License that allows others to share the work with an acknowledgement of the work's authorship and initial publication in this journal.
Authors are able to enter into separate, additional contractual arrangements for the non-exclusive distribution of the journal's published version of the work (e.g., post it to an institutional repository or publish it in a book), with an acknowledgement of its initial publication in this journal.Authors are permitted and encouraged to post their work online (e.g., in institutional repositories or on their website) prior to and during the submission process, as it can lead to productive exchanges, as well as earlier and greater citation of published work (See The Effect of Open Access).