It may present as
- slight purulent discharge from localized infection of the stump,
- umbilical abscess,
- periumbilical cellulitis,or
- umbilical gangrene
Prevention lies in aseptic care of the umbilicus, including its cutting. It is best left uncovered rather dressed with a binder.
Treatment consists in administering a broad spectrum antibiotic and local application of tripe dye or a powder/cream containing bactricin and neomycin. An umbilical granuloma would need cauterization by touching it with silver nitrate or copper sulfate crystal.