chlamydial conjunctivitis


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chlamydial conjunctivitis

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
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Patients with suspected chlamydial conjunctivitis, neonatal conjunctivitis and those presenting with persistent conjunctivitis, unresponsive to antibiotic therapy, should be referred urgently to an ophthalmologist for management.
Povidone-iodine appears to be an effective treatment for bacterial and chlamydial conjunctivitis in children, Dr.