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Term:Neonatal omphalitis
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Accession:HP:0032435 term browser browse the term
Definition:An infection of the umbilicus and/or surrounding tissues occurring in the neonatal period.
Comment:The umbilical cord stump then gradually dries and typically falls off within 5 to 15 days. Both skin and enteric bacteria may colonize the devitalized tissue of the stump and lead to infection. Omphalitis is, therefore, a polymicrobial infection and the most common pathogens are Staphylococcus aureus, Streptococcus pyogenes, and gram-negative bacteria such as Escherichia coli, Klebsiella pneumoniae, and Proteus mirabilis.
Synonyms:exact_synonym: Omphalitis;   Umbilical cord stump infection

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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
            Neonatal omphalitis 0
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