Neonatal chlamydial infections: prevention and treatment.

  title={Neonatal chlamydial infections: prevention and treatment.},
  author={Heather Jessica Zar},
  journal={Paediatric drugs},
  volume={7 2},
Neonatal chlamydial infection, which manifests principally as ophthalmia neonatorum (ON) or pneumonia, is a significant cause of neonatal morbidity. Widespread use of silver nitrate drops resulted in a dramatic decline in the incidence of gonococcal ophthalmia but had much less impact on the incidence of neonatal chlamydial infection. Chlamydia trachomatis has become the most common infectious cause of ON in developed countries.A number of prophylactic antibiotic or antiseptic agents have been… CONTINUE READING


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