Umbilical dermatitis is a common condition, with infection common in adults. It is usually associated with inadequate hygiene and deepening of umbilical cord.
Dermatologic disorders of the umbilicus are by no means rare. However, there recently came under my observation a patient with a condition which I had not.
Scand J Gastroenterol. Oct;39(10) Recurrent omphalitis in adults. Kasiakou SK(1), Rafailidis PI, Rosmarakis ES, Falagas ME. Author information.