JoDee M. Anderson

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Problems with the umbilical cord

OVERVIEW: What every practitioner needs to know Are you sure your patient has Omphalitis? What are the typical findings for this disease? Drainage from the umbilical stump in a newborn may be indicative of serious infection. Bacteria colonize the umbilical stump soon after birth; during tissue necrosis, bacterial growth is promoted and the vessels provide…

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