gonococcal ophthalmia


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Related to gonococcal ophthalmia: ophthalmia neonatorum, neonatal ophthalmia

gonococcal ophthalmia

Purulent conjunctivitis due to infection with gonococcus.
See also: ophthalmia
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A few cases of gonococcal ophthalmia were reported 1984, (4) but increasing numbers of cases have since been reported in Dar es Salaam and neighbouring regions, affecting people living in densely populated areas such as slums.
39,50) Gonococcal ophthalmia should be ruled out in every case of newborn conjunctivitis.
27) And although silver nitrate is still effective, since 1978, new recommendations for gonococcal ophthalmia prophylaxis, which include erythromycin (0.