Rodrigues, Bruna Suda1, Marra, Deborah Desiree Coelho2, Duarte Márcio Luis2,3 and Duarte Elcio Roberto1,2
1Irmandade Da Santa Casa De Misericórdia De Santos, Santos, São Paulo, Brazil
2Faculdade De Ciências Médicas De Santos, Santos, São Paulo, Brazil
3Msc, PhD in Evidence-based Health at UNIFESP, São Paulo – São Paulo, Brazil
*Corresponding Author: Dr. Élcio Roberto Duarte, Irmandade da Santa Casa de Misericórdia de Santos, Santos – São Paulo, Brazil.
Received: June 22, 2022; Published: July 13, 2022
Omphalitis is characterized by a bacterial infectious process that affects the umbilical scar and adjacent regions, it showed up through purulent drainage or with stinky odor at periumbilical region, local edema and erythema. In severe cases, the infection can spread through the abdominal wall, back, and perineum, and if not treated properly, it can progress to neonatal sepsis.
The authors present a case report of a 4-day-old, low-birth-weight male patient born at 38 weeks gestational age. At admission, the newborn was with significant jaundice, umbilical stump in mummification process, localized tumor hardened at the base and edematous, with periumbilical erythema, without signs of pain on palpation or signs of incarceration, possibly corresponding to omphalitis. The physical examination confirmed the diagnostic hypothesis, leading the patient to successful treatment with intravenous antibiotic therapy.
Keywords: Infant; Newborn; Infection; Umbilical Cord; Skin Care
Citation: Duarte Elcio Roberto., et al. “A Case Report on Omphalitis". Acta Scientific Paediatrics 5.8 (2022): 12-14.
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