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Term:Delayed umbilical cord separation
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Accession:HP:0032434 term browser browse the term
Definition:Separation of the umbilical cord occurs at an abnormally late timepoint.
Comment:The umbilical cord of the newborn usually separates and sloughs by the end of the second postnatal week. However, a wide variation exists in the age at which cord separation occurs in healthy infants with regard to ethnicity, geographical location, and methods of cord care. A marked delay in cord separation raises the suspicion of leukocyte adhesion deficiency, a rare disorder leading to defective neutrophil function.
Synonyms:exact_synonym: Delayed separation of umbilical cord

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  Human phenotype 0
    Phenotypic abnormality 0
      Abnormality of prenatal development or birth 0
        Abnormalities of placenta or umbilical cord 0
          Abnormality of the umbilical cord 0
            Delayed umbilical cord separation 0
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