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A 30-year-old member asked:

Could a 2 week old baby's belly button infected with strep cause septicemia and an abscess?

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Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine 58 years experience
It is unlikely: It is quite common infection and is superficial and easy to treat and does not cause septicemia if properly treated.
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