Umbilical Abscess

Funisitis Syphilis

Figure 2.14. Staphylococcal omphalitis and funisitis in a neonate. The erythema of the skin surrounding the umbilical cord is due to omphalitis. Funisitis represents infection of the umbilical cord per se. Note the redness of the umbilical cord.

Figure 2.15. Nosocomial infection causing an abscess of the right wrist and cellulitis of the 4th finger in a premature infant (birdi weight 1100 g) at the age of 35 days. This infant had methicillin-resistant Staphybcoccus aureus bacteremia. There was no osseous involvement. The infant was successfully treated with vancomycin.

Figure 2.16. Acute osteomyelitis of the distal end of the right femur presenting with marked swelling of the right knee joint. Blood culture was positive for Staphylococcus aureus. The diagnosis of osteomyelitis must be excluded in any neonate with a swollen joint or who is reluctant to move a limb spontaneously. Neonatal osteomyelitis may occur 1) by direct inoculation, 2) by extension from infection in surrounding soft tissues (e.g., infected cephalhematoma), 3) by transplacental extension from maternal bacteremia (e.g., congenital syphilis), and 4) by blood-borne dissemination in neonatal septicemia (die major cause of neonatal osteomyelitis by metastatic seeding of the skeletal system through the nutrient arteries).


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