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The following statements are true regarding umbilical pathology:
Umbilical erythema in a neonate may suggest omphalitis and require a full septic evaluation.
Umbilical erythema in an older infant can be a sign of cow’s milk protein allergy.
Regular umbilical cord antiseptic wipes in neonates have been proven to reduce the incidence of omphalitis …