Rota-Viral Diarrhoea Progressing to Necrotizing Enterocolitis in Twin Neonates

  • Amrita Roy John Radcliffe Hospitals, Oxford
  • Shivani Dogra Apollo Gleneagles Hospitals, Kolkata
  • Pallab Chatterjee Apollo Gleneagles Hospitals, Kolkata
  • Anindya Chattopadhyay Apollo Gleneagles Hospitals, Kolkata
Keywords: Rotavirus, diarrhea, Necrotizing enterocolitis, rotavirus vaccine


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.


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Author Biographies

Amrita Roy, John Radcliffe Hospitals, Oxford
Clinical Fellow, Department of Neonatology
Shivani Dogra, Apollo Gleneagles Hospitals, Kolkata
Junior Consultant, Neonatology,
Pallab Chatterjee, Apollo Gleneagles Hospitals, Kolkata
Consultant, Paediatrics and Neonatology
Anindya Chattopadhyay, Apollo Gleneagles Hospitals, Kolkata
Consultant, Paediatric Surgery
How to Cite
Roy, A., Dogra, S., Chatterjee, P., & Chattopadhyay, A. (2018). Rota-Viral Diarrhoea Progressing to Necrotizing Enterocolitis in Twin Neonates. Journal of Nepal Paediatric Society, 37(2), 204-206.
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