necrotizing funisitis


necrotizing funisitis
inflammation of the umbilical cord resulting from infection with organisms that cause sexually transmitted diseases or with normal lower genital tract flora and characterized by yellowish-white chalky stripes that parallel the umbilical vessels and an inflammatory cell infiltrate extending from the vascular intima to Wharton jelly.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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  • Necrotizing funisitis — is a deep seated inflammation of the umbilical cord. It is associated with congenital syphilis. It is now rare, and seen almost exclusively in the preterm infant, usually born at a gestational age of 32 weeks. The majority of infants are still… …   Wikipedia

  • Funisitis — is inflammation of the connective tissue of the umbilical cord. It is typically preceded by vasculitis of the umbilical vessels and may be the result of chorioamnionitis. Necrotizing funisitis Necrotizing funisitis is a very severe form of… …   Wikipedia

  • Chorioamnionitis — Classification and external resources Micrograph showing chorioamnionitis. The clusters of blue dots are inflammatory cells (neutrophils, eosinophils and lymphocytes). H E stain …   Wikipedia


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