How is necrotizing fasciitis managed in omphalitis?

Updated: May 20, 2019
  • Author: Patrick G Gallagher, MD; Chief Editor: Santina A Zanelli, MD  more...
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The relatively high incidence of necrotizing fasciitis following omphalitis in the newborn, with its attendant morbidity and mortality, requires close observation and early surgical intervention if any question surrounds the diagnosis.


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