Omphalitis is an acute infection of the umbilical stump with an overall incidence of 0.2–0.7% in industrialized countries. This chapter highlights the classic features of omphalitis, discusses the common mimics, details the symptom course, and emphasizes key diagnostic and management guidelines. Complications and the differential diagnosis are also discussed.
KeywordsOmphalitis Myonecrosis Necrotizing fasciitis Portal vein thrombosis Liver abscess Septic emboli
The author would like to thank Aleena Shad, research assistant, for her help with this chapter.
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