Neonatal necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC) is an intestinal disease that causes inflammation and death of the neonate's intestinal tissue. NEC is a leading cause of overall infant mortality in the United States, claiming approximately 500 infant lives each year, and impacting thousands of other infants who survive yet often struggle with lifelong complications. Despite significant advances in neonatal care, morbidity and mortality rates associated with this disease have not improved in 30 years.
The NEC Society is comprised of the leading clinciains, researchers and family-patient advocates in the neonatal NEC community. Together, we strive to reduce the incidence of NEC in fragile and premature infants. The NEC Society seeks to help prevent this devastating disease and improve outcomes through innovative solutions to some of our community's most complex and frustrating problems.
To learn more visit NECsociety.org