Which specialist consultations are beneficial to patients with omphalitis?

Updated: May 20, 2019
  • Author: Patrick G Gallagher, MD; Chief Editor: Santina A Zanelli, MD  more...
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The following consultations may be indicated:

  • Infectious disease specialist: For appropriate antimicrobial selection, particularly if necrotizing fasciitis or myonecrosis occurs

  • Surgeon: If necrotizing fasciitis or myonecrosis is suspected (consult early in the disease course)


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