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Related to chlamydial conjunctivitis: trachoma
Conjunctivitis caused by Chlamydia trachomatis. In newborns this type of conjunctivitis is encountered more frequently than ophthalmia neonatorum caused by gonococci. Prophylaxis for chlamydial conjunctivitis is 1% topical silver nitrate. If the disease develops, drugs such as azithromycin, quinolones, or sulfa-based antibiotics are used. Synonym: inclusion conjunctivitis; inclusion blennorrhea
See also: conjunctivitis