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Umbilical cord ulceration and intestinal atresia is a rare congenital disease that leads to intestinal atresia, umbilical cord ulceration and severe intrauterine haemorrhage. Only 15 cases have so far been reporthttp://www.orpha.net/consor/cgi-bin/OC_Exp.php?Lng=GB&Expert=3405 though newer studies are beginning to conclude that this disease has a higher incidence rate than has been previously reported.http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi?cmd=Retrieve&db=PubMed&list_uids=10833382&dopt=Abstract A particular study has given intestinal atresia and umbilical cord ulceration a clear link after 5 such cases were reported at the time of publication.http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi?cmd=Retrieve&db=PubMed&list_uids=9119106&dopt=Abstract
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