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Study shows biomarker accurately diagnoses deadly infant disease

19:00 EST 7 Nov 2019 | AAAS

(Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center) A diagnostic study of 136 premature infants found that a protein involved in managing harmful bacteria in the human intestine is a reliable biomarker for the noninvasive detection of necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC). Led by researchers and clinicians at LSU Health New Orleans School of Medicine, this is one of the largest prospective clinical studies in premature infants yet.

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