IL NEONATO E LA GASTROENTEROLOGIA
Meconium ileus: look beyond cystic fibrosis?
Arianna Aceti, Luigi Corvaglia
Dipartimento di Scienze Mediche e Chirurgiche (DIMEC), Università di Bologna Terapia Intensiva Neonatale, IRCCS Azienda Ospedaliero-Universitaria di Bologna
Meconium ileus (MI) is one of the earliest manifestations of cystic fibrosis (CF). A growing number of cases of MI, however, is acknowledged to be unrelated to CF, and recognizes different risk factors including prematurity, malformations of the gastrointestinal tract, and genetic mutations. Awareness of MI aetiologies alternatives to CF and understanding of their specific features will allow early detection and adequate management of this disease.