What is the prevalence of sepsis in omphalitis?

Updated: May 20, 2019
  • Author: Patrick G Gallagher, MD; Chief Editor: Santina A Zanelli, MD  more...
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This is the most common complication of omphalitis. In a study by Mason and colleagues, bacteremia was a complication in 13% of infants with omphalitis. In these infants, shock, disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC), and multiple organ failure may occur. [4]


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