Fully reviewed and updated for 2023. Aligned with the American Board of Pediatrics format. Authored & peer-reviewed by fellowship-trained clinicians.
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Omphalitis describes cellulitis of the umbilical stump and the surrounding tissue. The umbilical stump becomes a necrotic nidus of infection that is colonized by the maternal genital tract or the environment. Infection is uncommon in infants with proper newborn care, but when it occurs, it is most commonly caused by Staphylococcus aureus and group A Streptococcus. It is rarely caused by gram-negative enteric bacteria or group B Streptococcus. Omphalitis usually… Read More
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