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omphalitis

 [om″fah-li´tis]
inflammation of the umbilicus.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

om·pha·li·tis

(om'fă-lī'tis),
Inflammation of the umbilicus and surrounding parts.
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

omphalitis

(1) Bacterial infection of the stump of the umbilical cord, which usually follows cutting the cord with non-sterile instruments, especially in developing countries in a background of compromised immunity.

Agents
Mixed flora—e.g., E coli, K pneumoniae, Staphylococcus aureus, and streptococci.

Clinical findings
Stump inflammation, fever, tachycardia, hypotension, jaundice, without antibiotics, and sepsis.

Mortality
10%

(2) A generic term for inflammation of the umbilical region.
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omphalitis

Neonatology Umbilical inflammation
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

om·pha·li·tis

(om'fă-lī'tis)
Inflammation of the umbilicus and surrounding parts.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

omphalitis

Inflammation of the umbilicus.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005
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